Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Year : 2, Issue : 5
It has been three days of no heat, no hot water and, some Manhattan residents say, minimal communication.
Crews have been working on Third A venue at 37th Street in Murray Hill since Saturday, when it all started.
CBS New York was told a water main break caused issues underground, affecting several buildings in the area. And judging by the size of just one of the buildings, that’s a lot of people impacted.
Residents said it has been a waiting game since Saturday, when they lost heat and hot water. A business even temporarily closed. Five large buildings were affected.
To add to that, she said they didn’t have any water all day Monday.
The DEP said it located the possible source of the water leak on Monday and shut off water service to make the repair. Water was temporarily restored for a building to refill its rooftop water tank, but was then turned off again for the fix. A worker at one building expressed her frustration with the city.
The DEP put up a temporary water fountain for residents to get water. A spokesperson said the agency is working to complete the repair as soon as possible on Monday night.