A vital water pipeline that supplies the Glendale and West Corners sections of the town of Union is being replaced.
The critical line that crosses Nanticoke Creek between West Endicott and Glendale Park broke in April of last year.
Endicott water distribution supervisor Jeff Cheney said a new 12-inch line is being installed under the creek.
Cheney said a directional drilling rig that employs GPS technology has been used for the project. He said he expects the work will be completed this week.
The Endicott water system lost pressure when the water line broke 18 months ago. Customers in Glendale and West Corners who are served by the village-operated system were without water for several hours until emergency repair work was completed.
Cheney said the village worked with the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in developing a plan to permanently replace the water line.
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