IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN………FROZEN PIPES!

Due to the frigid weather, residents are encourages to drip their faucets, turn on heat tape around your pipes and open cabinet doors to expose your waterlines to keep them from freezing.  Running even small streams of water can keep not only your pipes from freezing but your water meter.

WATER INTERRUPTIONS TO MOVE TO ERIE/BUFFALO/E. CANAL AS WATERLINE PROJECT CONTINUES

As part of the waterline replacement project.  Sections of E. Canal from Erie Street east to Water Plant drive will cause water in the area to be off while connections are made.  Once water comes back on, residents are advised to run their outside spigots until the water clears as the process of shutting off water caused sediment to be stirred in the lines.  There has been no lose of pressure in the line so this does not caused a boil advisory.  The Village would ask for patience during this process as we replace cast iron lines that are over 50 years old with plastic.  This should result in less waterline breaks.

WATERLINE REPLACEMENT ON S. MAIN STREET HAS STARTED 10/17/19

The Village is asking residents for patience with the waterline replacement project that started today, 10/17/19 in the downtown area.  From W. Daggett street south to E. Canal will be effected in front of the dentist office, post office and bank for the next couple of weeks while this section of old pipe is replaced by Bryan Excavating.  A flagger and one lane is being instituted in this section of S. Main Street and no parking will be allowed on the west side until the project is completed.

Once this section is completed, the contractor will move to E. Canal Street starting at Erie Street, east to Water Plant Drive.  To replace this section of waterline.  Again flaggers and one lane traffic will be maintained during this replacement.  Please use other routes around these areas if possible.  Once this project is completed, all old cast iron pipe will be replaced with plastic.

 

COMPOST SITE BEING ABUSED

The compost site just re-opened and violators are already dumping mulch, etc. directly on the drive way and placing branches and leaves outside of the staked area.  If this continues we will have no choice but to close the site while we push the material back off the roadway.  We have cameras on the site and we will review the video to see who has been dumping on the drive.  We will cite you to Mayor’s Court and ban you from using the drop off site.  Please respect this benefit to the Village.

COMPOST SITE TO RE-OPEN FRIDAY, 9/13/19

The Village of Antwerp’s drop off site for tree limbs, brush and leaves will re-open this Friday, September 13, 2019.  Please keep limbs and brush separate from vegetation and leaves in the separate piles like it has been before.  No plastic bags are to be left at the site and no construction material or everyday garbage.  The site will have stakes to outline the containment area and we would ask that you do not drop limbs and brush on the driveway.  The site is covered by live cameras and violators will be cited.  The site is for Village of Antwerp residents only.

We will keep the site open on a continual basis with the exception of wet conditions and during the winter months.  Should an ice storm bring down large amounts of limbs we will re-open to take those.

Also please note we can not take stumps, logs or any branches over 3″ in diameter as they can not be chipped.  If you have any questions on the site please contact the Village Administrator at 419-258-2371.