FRANKLYWNOW - Binghamton Mayor Outlines Plan for Restoring Water to Homes

Binghamton Mayor Outlines Plan for Restoring Water to Homes

Binghamton Mayor Rich David and members from the public works department are addressing frozen pipeline issues after a number of homes were without water last week.

Home water outages are a result of frozen piping after the sub-zero temperatures we experienced in February. The mayor says as of now 80 Binghamton residents are currently without water.

Last week a few homes on Clair Avenue were without water but now water in those homes has been restored.

The mayor says this year has been one of the worse for frozen pipe calls.

Mayor Rich David said, "One of the reasons that service was interrupted on St. Clair's was because when the water lines were installed decades ago on St. Clair's they were not deep enough. So these ones here I think were in the 3-5 feet range and they need to be much deeper to avoid the frost that takes place when you have a very cold season.

David says the city of Binghamton only has one jetting machine -- the device used to exhaust water at high pressure in the case of frozen pipe lines.

But crews are working as quickly as possible to get the issue resolved.
The mayor says it all falls under the city's 2015 street reconstruction plan.

That plan will also include milling, paving and street repair around the city.

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