Halfmoon schools close, water use restricted

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HALFMOON & WATERFORD — Two Saratoga County towns have declared a state of emergency and closed schools after a water main break in Troy.

The respective supervisors of Halfmoon and Waterford said in a press release that Sunday’s water main break and the failure of the back connection with the City of Troy has caused a water emergency, advising residents to conserve water while repairs are made.

It is unknown when repairs will be completed.

In Halfmoon, large water consumers including manufacturers, laundromats, car wash businesses and others have been closed to conserve water.

The Town of Halfmoon said that the water is safe to drink but recommends using bottled water for conservation. A tanker truck with potable water and bottled water will be available at the Town of Halfmoon Highway Department, located at 322 Rt. 146, beginning mid-morning Tuesday for Halfmoon residents.

Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District, St. Mary’s School in Waterford and Mechanicville City School District all closed schools Tuesday.

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