70
      Saturday
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      Sunday
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      Monday
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      UPDATE: OCWA fixing second water leak, asks customers to conserve water

      Update, Tuesday, April 5th:

      The Onondaga County Water Authority (OCWA) is planning to repair a second leak found last week at a transmission main in the Village of Camillus.

      The leak is located near the intersection of Milton Avenue and West Genesee Street. Last Friday, crews installed a new valve to fix te first leak, and now they're going to fix the water main. To do this, the transmission main will be shutdown on Wednesday and water flow to the distribution site will be reduced.

      As a result, OCWA is asking customers to conserve water for the duration of the outage.

      The customers affected include those in the following areas:

      -Town of Camillus

      -Westvale and Fairmount areas in the Town of Geddes

      -Village of Solvay

      -Village of Camillus

      -Jack's Reef area and Warners area in the Town of Van Buren

      Milton Avenue will be closed on Wednesday between West Genesee Street and the Town of Camillus Highway Garage from 6am until Thursday at 9:30pm.

      Local traffic, including West Genesee School District buses, will have access to Milton Avenue from Knowell Road up to the Town of Camillus Highway Garage. Residents who normally use Milton Avenue into and out of the Village of Camillus should use West Genesee Street (Route 5) as an alternate.

      If dirty water is encountered during the shut down or repair, contact OCWA at 315-455-7061, extension 3120. You may also contact the Onondaga County Health Department at 315-435-6600.

      Update, 9:00pm:

      The Onondaga County Water Authority has finished fixing a leak at a transmission main along Milton Avenue in Camillus. The road is now back open.

      OCWA says the water system is functioning normally. Customers in the Towns of Camillus, Geddes, and Van Buren no longer need to conserve water.

      A second leak was discovered this afternoon that was not fixed.

      Officials say it will not affect water operation and will be repaired at a later time.

      Updated Friday, April 1st at 4:30pm:

      Onondaga County Water Authority crews found a second leak on a transmission main in Camillus.

      OCWA crews started work Friday to fix one leak along Milton Avenue, but once they got the pipe exposed, they found another leak. Work to repair both leaks will go at least into late tonight.

      Water flow to the Towns of Camillus, Geddes, and the southern part of Van Buren will be greatly reduced for another few hours. People in those areas, as well as Westvale, Fairmount, Solvay, and the Village of Camillus are asked to conserve water.

      A portion of Milton Avenue is still closed at West Genesee Street.

      Posted Thursday, March 31st:

      The Onondaga County Water Authority is asking customers to begin conserving water starting Friday because of a leak.

      OCWA officials say there's water seeping from one of its transmission mains which supplies water to people in the Town of Camillus, Town of Geddes, and parts of the Town of Van Buren. The leak is located near the intersection of Milton Avenue and West Genesee Street in the Village of Camillus.

      Because of the repair, crews will close Milton Avenue from West Genesee Street in the Village of Camillus to the Town of Camillus Highway Garage from Friday at 6am until Saturday at 9pm.

      As a result of the shutdown and the repair, flow to the water distribution system will be reduced for a number of hours. OCWA is asking customers to help by conserving the amount of water they use.

      The customers affected include those in the following areas:

      -Town of Camillus

      -Westvale and Fairmount areas in the Town of Geddes

      -Village of Solvay

      -Village of Camillus

      -Jack's Reef area and Warners area in the Town of Van Buren

      It's unknown how long it will take to fix the leak.

      If you discover dirty water during the shut down or repair, call OCWA at 315-455-7061, extension 3120. You may also contact the Onondaga County Health Department at 315-435-6600.

      Here's a list of tips from OCWA on how to help conserve water during the repair:

      -Hold off doing laundry until the repair is completed.

      -Do not run dishwasher until after the repair is completed.

      -Take shorter showers.

      -Turn off water when brushing teeth or shaving.

      -Flush the toilet only when needed.

      -Be conservative about your overall daily usage.

      -Hold off on washing cars and any other non-necessary major water usages.

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