UPDATE (2:26 p.m., July 9, 2012): The has posted the following announcement on its website:
The City of Hudson Water Director has issued emergency watering restrictions to be in place until early next week (possibly until July 16th, or later). Please view the complete notice, below. One of the water system wells is currently not operating, and another is being tested, so water production is very limited at this time. All residents of the City and the Village are asked to comply with the watering restrictions at this time. (Updated 7/9/12 at 2:15 p.m.)
ORIGINAL POST (11:21 a.m., July 9, 2012): The is awaiting delivery of parts needed to repair cave-in damage several hundred feet underground at City Well No. 3 on Gray Street, according to Water Department Director Tim Caruso. He estimated that for the City of Hudson and the could continue for another week.
Caruso said new pipe has been ordered and is being delivered, and that the watering restrictions are in place to ensure capacity remains high enough to provide adequate water pressure for any fire emergencies that may occur.
Caruso also said that the pressure must remain high enough so that the city can flush the lines and clear them of any debris from the cave in.
The following LEVEL 1 watering ban restriction per Hudson City code will be in place until further notice:
C. Water Use restrictions
(1) Level 1 water use restrictions shall be as follows:
(a) Watering allowed using sprinklers or irrigation systems for even addresses on even dates and odd addresses on odd dates between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.Irrigation systems that encompass both an even and odd address shall operate every other day.
(b) Watering allowed on new lawns (seed or sod) any day between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
(c) No watering of hard surfaces (i.e., streets, sidewalks, and driveways) that causes water to run into gutter as the result of poorly maintained sprinklers or an unattended hose.
(d) No watering during precipitation.