KJ water pipeline turned on as project moves forward


beginning to flow through the new Village of Kiryas Joel pipeline in Mountainville.
The completed work includes seven miles of 24-inch pipe, two pump stations, two water storage tanks, emergency power generators, a water supply well, and a treatment facility, at a total cost of $30 million.
The new water supply well will allow Kiryas Joel to access 612,000 gallons of water per day from property in Mountainville.
“The completion of phase one will meet the present needs of our growing community and will further our efforts toward reducing the village’s reliance on local groundwater as our primary source of drinking water, a positive regional environmental benefit of this project,” said Village Administrator Gedalye Szegedin.
Phase two of the project will include a 6.5 mile pipeline that will link Mountainville to the New York City Catskill Aqueduct in New Windsor, which will ultimately become the village’s primary water source. Work on that phase is already underway with an estimated completion of 2021.