Johnson City Village Council has approved emergency work to replace an outdated water main.
Trustees voted Tuesday night to authorize the expenditure of $200,000 of village water to fix a lingering problem in a North Side neighborhood.
Johnson City Utilities Manager Joshua Holland said sediment has accumulated over the years on a section of water main on Zoa Avenue.
The problem resulted in a serious water discoloration problem for several months for a family in a house on Zoa Avenue near Miriam Street.
Resident Jenna Mauro expressed frustration that previous efforts to address the issue had failed. Upon hearing that repair work is planned for this spring, Mauro said: “I’m excited. I’m hopeful.” But she said now she will wait to see what happens when the line is replaced.
Holland said the existing four-inch water pipe is to be replaced with a six-inch pipe on Zoa Avenue between Miriam and Balch streets.
Although $200,000 has been allocated for the project, Holland said the total cost of the work could be less than that.