Beacon’s Pocket Dam rehab completed

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Beacon Mayor Lee Kyriacou opens the valve to refill the dam

BEACON – Rehabilitation of the City of Beacon’s Pocket Dam, one of three dams and two wells that supply the city with its water, has been completed with the valve reopened and the reservoir refilling.

Mayor Lee Kyriacou said the dam was leaking some 80,000 gallons of water daily.

“The Pocket Dam is the smallest one. It is basically a holding pen for water coming down from one of the big dams, and then we put that into our water treatment facility. It’s not a big dam but it was leaking at a rate of almost 50 percent of it would disappear in a day,” he said.

This was the first comprehensive reconstruction of the Pocket Dam since it was built in the 1920s.