Some without water in Herkimer after land spills into creek
Courtesy of the Utica OD.
Some people in Herkimer County will have no or limited access to water due to a large portion of land falling into the West Canada Creek, officials with the county said.
A "large area" of land fell into the creek in a non-accessible area in the town of Russia, across the creek from the village of Poland, said Robert Vandawalker, Herkimer County's director for emergency services and 911. That shift of land affected the main reservoir, and between 100 and 150 feet of water main line serving the town of Herkimer was lost, he said.
People served directly off of the Graysville water line will have no water until further notice, Vandawalker said, while others – namely the village of Herkimer, Manion Heights and East Herkimer – will be asked to conserve water.