Sleepy Hollow Pump Station Water Service Interruption 3/1/21


February 23, 2021

Sleepy Hollow Water Booster Station Maintenance

 Dear Resident:

This is to notify you that on Monday, March 1st we will be performing pump station maintenance at the Sleepy Hollow Booster Station that serves your residential neighborhood. The affected area includes Van Winkle Way, Knickerbocker Lane, Hudson Lane, and Tarry Town Lane.  We anticipate that there will be a four to six-hour interruption in water service starting at 9:00 A.M.

During the temporary service interruption, you may experience low water pressure or discoloration of the water.  The discolored water results from the disturbance of sediments in the piping system associated with the draining and filling of the lines during the change out of valves.  The discolored water is not a health threat but it can stain clothing, so it is best to wait several hours for the water to clear before doing any laundry.  Also, do not use any hot water as you may draw the discolored water into your hot water tank, which may have to be flushed later.  If you were doing laundry when the water became discolored, rewash the laundry later when the water is clear.  Use a rust stain remover or regular detergent.  Do not use chlorine bleach.  Chlorine can react with iron and can form a permanent stain.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but the upgrade will provide more efficient and reliable water service to your neighborhood.

You may contact the Water Department at 860-691-4104 if you have any questions concerning this matter.

Sincerely yours,

East Lyme Water Department