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New Lebanon Residents Dealing With Discolored Water

NEW LEBANON -- We're looking at a warm up, and that means trouble for water mains and your drinking water.

Those living in the village of New Lebanon have been dealing with the issue for a while now.

"It never seems like it's a hundred percent clear," said Priscilla Spurlock.

Even as Priscilla Spurlock washes her hands in her bathroom she's concerned about the quality of her water.

"I'll turn on the faucet doesn't matter if it's in the kitchen the bathroom, filling up the washer, the water is always like a yellow to orange color," said Spurlock, "When I fill up the bathtub it's yellow, orange water and I wouldn't even get in it let alone put my daughter or my dog in it."

So we took her concerns to the Village of New Lebanon's water department, they didn't want to talk on camera, but told us over the phone

That the sediment in this bottle of tap water, is from the bottom of the pipes that run throughout the village.

It's been stirred up by recent water main breaks.

"It's a continuous problem, no matter if it winter, spring, summer or fall, it's continuous," said Spurlock.

We asked why people living in the village are dealing with discolored water all year round.

We're told the water main system is aging, but it still meets county and state standards.

Priscilla and her family already don't drink the water, but she's worried.

"Is it harmful if it's absorbed into her skin what am I supposed to do when I'm giving her a bath," said Spurlock.

According to the village, the water is safe to drink.

 
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