Watervliet Pumping Station Shuts Down After Forty Years
The water supply of Watervliet, N. Y., is now coming from its new $625,000 water plant in Colonie. The water will not be fit for drinking purposes for several weeks, as it cannot be treated chemically until repairs are made to the filtration plant. In the meantime the pumps owned by the old Watervliet Hydraulic Company, which for over forty years have supplied the city with water, have ceased to operate. The water company for many years supplied the old village of West Troy and Watervliet with water. From time to time during the last two years it has been necessary to install new machinery. Besides supplying Watervliet, the company also had a contract to supply Fair View and St. Colman’s Homes in Colonie, but they now have their own system in use. It was completed last summer at an expense of nearly $23,000.