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Endicott water study underway to find solution for discolored water

ENDICOTT (WBNG) — A solution is in the works to figure out why residents water in Endicott and Endwell is discolored.

Complaints from people over the phone and online have been pouring in with reports of brown and discolored water coming from their faucets, toilets, and showers over the past year.

The Endicott Water Board said it hired Hunt Engineering to conduct a study of the problem.

At a water board meeting Thursday morning, Chairman Ted Warner said the company has already recommended two water wells be cleaned to get rid of iron buildup. Hunt Engineering also told the water department to flush its hydrants differently, which officials said is already helping. The village also plans to install a new one-mile-long water main on Main street. So far, these upgrades don’t come cheap.

“The total cost that were putting toward solving this issue is $1.21 million. We feel we have a good handle on it. Its still in the study stage, so we don’t know if it’s going to work the way we expect it, but so far the prospects look pretty good,” said Endicott Water Board Chairman Ted Warner.

The water study began about a month ago, but the study is still in the first phase. The village is looking at working on a second phase once it gets more answers from the study.

Chloe Vincente

Chloe Vincente is an Evening News Anchor at 12 News.

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