NEWBURGH – The more than 100-year-old water system in the City of Newburgh continues to spring leaks and the water department repairs them as quickly as they sprout.
City Manager Joseph Donat said in recent weeks, workers have saved the city thousands of gallons of lost water.
“In total, this is about 110,000 gallons a day that have been accounted for which accounts for nearly 40 million gallons per year,” he said.
A week doesn’t go by without a leak in an ancient water line or fire hydrant.
The problem is not unique to Newburgh. Cities up and down the Hudson Valley face similar issues with their old water systems.