RENSSELAER, NY (WRGB) — Following a significant water main break where a CDTA bus sank into the ground, crews are working to make repairs.
Officials say that break has left the City of Rensselaer with an inadequate water supply, and residents required to conserve water. Rensselaer pays Troy for water.
"We have a number of lines, it's like a bowl of spaghetti under the street," Mayor of Troy Patrick Madden says. "There's water lines everywhere, a lot of redundancy. I'm sure a lot of the water that's flowed through this line does eventually make its way to Rensselaer."
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With the water main break in Troy, Rensselaer officials say at one point that no water was being pumped into the city storage tank from the City of Troy. As of Friday afternoon, Rensselaer Mayor Mike Stammel says about 20 percent of the normal amount of water was being received.
"There is some water coming, not enough to get us back to our usual levels," Mayor Stammel says. "It'll supplement the loss to some degree, not the level we want."
This comes after the City of Rensselaer dealt with their own water main break earlier in the week.
Officials say the tank holds 45 feet of water, which equates to 45 million gallons, and that the city uses about a foot of water an hour. When the break happened on Friday, there was about 38 million gallons in the tank. Like Troy, Rensselaer is dealing with aging infrastructure, which they're hoping to find funds to support.
"The City of Rensselaer is a distressed community by all means," Mayor Stammel says. "So any large amount of money we have to do with anything of infrastructure at such a cost is hard for us to swallow and budget for."
Meanwhile the City of Troy says there is no boil water advisory and the break has been isolated.