Dozens of homes lose water Sunday in Troy after main break
• By Sentinel Staff , Jul 23, 2018
TROY — A water main break left dozens of homes and one business without water for nearly 12 hours Sunday, according to an official.
Justin Frazier, superintendent of Troy’s water and sewer department, said the break was at an 8-inch main that serviced High, Prospect and Brook streets, as well as Russell Avenue.
“It was just difficult to find parts, being that it was kind of an oddball setup that broke,” Frazier said. “… The plug had blown out of the end of the pipe. It was difficult to find parts, and we actually borrowed parts from Keene and Jaffrey.”
Service shut off around 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Frazier said. He estimated it affected about 75 houses, along with Thai Bamboo, a restaurant downtown.
It was a slow process to pressurize the main, he said, but the water was back on by about 8 p.m.
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