By Michael Turton
The Garrison Landing’s water loss is no longer a mystery.
Philipstown Supervisor Richard Shea said the 2-month-old leak, which led to a loss of up to 3,000 gallons per day, was located last week at a joint where a service line to a residence on Lower Station Road connects to the main. The joint had corroded.
Shea said the situation was made more complicated because the town was not able to contact the owners of the home. A valve was added to the decades-old joint as part of the repair. New valves were also installed at a number of other system locations during the weeks-long search for leak.
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