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UPDATE: Pressure buildup caused water main break in New Hartford

A water major water main broke on Commercial Drive just off the intersection of Route 5 on Wednesday.

Posted: Oct 16, 2019 12:32 PM
Updated: Oct 22, 2019 10:58 AM

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. – Water is back in New Hartford and other areas after a major water main broke on Commercial Drive just off the intersection of Route 5 Wednesday morning.

The Mohawk Valley Water Authority says a 12-inch water main burst due to a buildup of pressure within the pipe.

Photo courtesy of Michele Ueltschi Boris

The break caused discolored water in Consumer Square businesses and the surrounding area, reaching as far as Westmoreland.

The water authority has not issued a boil water advisory.

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