On September 18, 2019, the Village of Pawling declared an emergency due to a watermain failure on Charles St. The failure is a blockage in the old 4 inch galvanized main which has reduced pressure on Charles St. forcing two services to be connected with hoses. Occupants of the buildings served by the hoses have been asked not to consider the water supplied through the hoses potable and those occupants are using bottled water for drinking and cooking.
The Dutchess County Health was notified and determined that Pawling’s Public Water Supply would be protected by installing double check valves between the fire hydrants and the hoses connecting the two buildings. All other users of the Pawling Water Supply System are receiving the treated water wihich is safe to use.
The Emergency Declaration applies to the two buildings on Charles Street and was issued to support a funding application to the New York State Department of Health for emergency financial assistance.
ALL WATER IS DRINKABLE WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF PAWLING EXCEPT FOR HOMES ON CHARLES STREET
STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARATION
A State of Emergency is hereby declared in the Village of Pawling effective at 8 a.m. on September 18, 2019.
This State of Emergency has been declared due to unexpected damage to the public water system in and around Charles Street area resulting in an imminent hazard to the public health, welfare, and/or the environment and imperilment of public safety.
This situation threatens the public safety.
This State of Emergency will remain in effect until rescinded by a subsequent order.
As the Chief Executive of the Village of Pawling, I, Robert Liffland, exercise the authority given me under Section 24 of the New York State Executive Law, to preserve the public safety and hereby render all required and available assistance vital to the security, well-being, and health of the citizens of this Municipality.
I hereby direct all departments and agencies of the Village of Pawling to take whatever steps necessary to protect life and property, public infrastructure, and provide such emergency assistance deemed necessary.
September 18, 2019