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New Rochelle May Experience Discolored Water Tuesday

SUEZ customers may experience discolored water next week as work is ongoing on the Delaware Aqueduct.
SUEZ customers may experience discolored water next week as work is ongoing on the Delaware Aqueduct. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Flickr user Zozo

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Sound Shore residents may experience discolored On Tuesday, as work is done on the SUEZ aqueduct in Delaware.

Beginning on Tuesday, customers in New Rochelle, Eastchester, Bronxville, Tuckahoe, Pelham, Ardsley and Greenburgh may experience discolored water due to maintenance work is done to maintain proper service moving forward.

According to Lynda DiMenna, the manager of SUEZ, some of the company’s water supply comes from the Delaware Aqueduct, which is operated by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, which will be working on a valve that connects the aqueduct to the SUEZ system.

The discolored water is a byproduct of “harmless sediment that is stirred up in the main.” While the water is safe, customers are advised that it may be beneficial to wait for the water to clear before drinking, washing clothes or dishes. Those experiencing discolored water on Tuesday should run the cold water in a bathtub for several minutes. If the water does not clear following the completion of work, customers have been advised to wait an hour and make a second attempt.

Once the water is cleared, cold water faucets throughout the house should be flushed out.

“Maintenance is an important part of the effort to provide ongoing safe and reliable service,” DiMenna said in a statement. “We apologize for any inconvenience which may be experienced by our customers.”

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