GENESEO – An accidental breaking of a water service line to an unoccupied home on Court Street during part of the Main Street water pipe replacement project caused water service to the Livingston County Building and County Jail to be shut off for about an hour and 40 minutes Monday afternoon.
Crews with Nardozzi Paving and the Village of Geneseo worked to repair the damaged water pipe outside of 19 Court Street.
“The break happened at about 3:30 and we had water to the County buildings by 4:50,” said Steve McTarnaghan, Senior Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator for the Village. “It’s unfortunate that this sometimes happens, but we do plan ahead in case it does happen.”
Water service to 19 Court St. was interrupted for a bit longer as repairs were made to the service pipe extending from the larger main water line. The house is unoccupied and up for rent.
The main water line was not damaged and water service resumes as usual.
McTarnaghan said that the water line also sends water to the Town of York. York ran its water from its own reservoir tanks during Geneseo’s repairs, and was back in service at 6 p.m.