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Release Date: April 04, 2018



The Greenburgh Consolidated Water District announces the Hartsdale Water Storage Tank at Birchwood Lane is temporarily removed from service for painting and rehabilitation. Interior work to the tank and its structure will commence April 2 and continue to the end of May.  The tank will be returned to service for the summer season and shut again in September 2018 for exterior painting and rehabilitation.  We do not anticipate significant service impacts during this work.  However, some residents may notice slight decreases in water pressure during the morning and evening peak demand periods.  The phased work schedule is planned to provide optimal conditions for both the needed rehabilitation work and to minimize potential impacts to our customers.

While this tank is out of service we ask all residents within the Hartsdale area to conserve water and especially to refrain from lawn watering during the early morning hours.  These actions will lessen chances for potential impacts.  Lawn watering and automatic irrigation systems place the most demand on our water system and can lessen water pressure.  Please find some helpful tips on lawn irrigation:

  • Talk to your lawn care professional about proper irrigation habits.  Most lawns only require 1-inch of water per week.  Review your watering schedule and adjust the settings as necessary to reduce unnecessary water consumption and promote a healthier lawn.
  • Make sure your sprinkler system's timer/controller is operating correctly Many homeowners don't realize their sprinkler systems are malfunctioning because the systems are programmed to operate overnight or very early in the morning and they never observe them in operation.
  • Adjust the timer/controller on automatic sprinklers according to seasonal water demands and weather conditions, turn off sprinklers when it's raining or install a rain shut-off device
  • Avoid watering on windy days, adjust sprinklers so they water the lawn, not the pavement

Your understanding and help during this time of improvement to our system is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above mentioned project, please call the Water Department, at (914) 989-1900.


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