Underhill Water & Pipeline Update

Hopefully everyone already received this info, but it’s worth a re-read with freezing temperatures coming again tonight. Also, please find a clarification from Victor on the construction work done on the Pipeline last year.

Hi Bob,

Please see below updated information concerning the Town water project along Underhill Road and a few side streets.  I have learned that our mailings did not yet reach the residents currently served with temporary water.  With freezing temperatures forecasted, we want residents to be aware of a preventative measure they can take to lessen the chances of the outside hose freezing, resulting in no water to their home.

Would you please post this as appropriate.


November 8, 2019


The heavy construction for the water main cleaning and lining project is complete.  New fire hydrants are installed along with new water valves and connections associated with the project.  The water main disinfection process is underway.  Chlorine is introduced into the pipe and water samples are drawn over a period of time for bacteriological testing.  Many bacteriological sample are taken from multiple points within the system.  By Tuesday, November 12 the Town Engineering’s are expecting to receive the sample results.  Should all samples test negative, the engineers will request approval to activate the pipes from the Westchester County Health Department.  Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the temporary water services should be removed during the week beginning November 18th.


Unseasonably cold weather is forecast for this upcoming week. Drinking water is currently supplied to your home through an above ground network of temporary water pipes and hoses due to the current water-relining project. The very cold temperature may freeze this water causing you to be without drinking water.

To prevent your drinking water from freezing in the outdoor pipes, you must keep a cold-water faucet flowing in your home when outside temperatures drop below freezing (32° F). Without a small flow, the water will freeze in the outside pipes and you will not have any water. Just turn a cold water faucet on so only a small stream, about the width of a standard pencil, flows. That is enough to keep the water from freezing. Please note that we are not billing you for water during this time and you can turn the faucet off when the outside temperature rises above freezing. Just remember to turn it back on, especially overnight, when the temperatures fall below freezing.

Our contractor is working quickly to restore normal service to our customers and we do anticipate most customers’ service will be restored within the next few weeks. We ask for your patience and cooperation while this work is being conducted. If you have any questions, please contact the Bureau of Engineering at (914)-989-1583.

In the event of a water emergency, you may contact the Town of Greenburgh Water Department at (914)-989-1900, or the Greenburgh Police front desk at (914) 989-1700.

Victor G. Carosi, P.E.

Commissioner of Public Works

Hi Bob,

In follow up to my attendance at the ECC meeting Monday, November 4, I did  discuss past work along Pipeline Road with my staff.  This was related to the ECC question about gravel placed in the shoulder area.  The Town Highway Department did install a perforated drain pipe along a portion of the shoulder area of Pipeline Road last year to capture water runoff that was impacting the roadway.  The perforated pipe and gravel are installed to capture seepage of water and direct that water into the storm drain system.  The Highway Department did this to alleviate the icing conditions.  Regarding any manhole work, the crews did not install any new manholes, but did make repairs.

Victor G. Carosi, P.E.

ECC Monthly Meeting – November 4th, 2019

The Edgemont Community Council will hold its November 2019 meeting tomorrow, Monday, November 4th at 8PM in the Edgemont Junior Senior High School Faculty Lounge.

The agenda can be found on our website.

As always, ECC meetings are open to the public.

Election Reminder: Tuesday 11/5

There is an election for Supervisor of Greenburgh this Tuesday(11/5) and everyone is encouraged to vote.  To the best of our recollection, this is the first contested general election in Greenburgh for town supervisor since 2003, when Edgemont resident and former ECC president Jim Lasser ran as a Republican. This year, another Edgemont resident, Lucas Cioffi, is running as an Independent against 28-year incumbent Paul Feiner. Because this is a general election contest, for the first time since 2003, all persons eligible to vote, regardless of their party registration, can help choose Greenburgh’s next town supervisor.  

Also note this is the first year that NY State allows early voting. If you can’t make it to the polls on Tuesday, you can vote on Saturday or Sunday from 12-5 at Greenburgh Town Hall.

Hartsdale Public Parking Hearing/Discussion

The Hartsdale Public Parking District is holding a meeting tomorrow night(10/30) at 7:00PM to discuss raising fees on parking permits again. The meeting will be held at the Hartsdale FD at 25 S Central Ave, Hartsdale, NY 10530.


Here are the proposed rate increases for 2020:

1.    2020 Resident (Unincorporated Town of Greenburgh) Commuter Annual Permit from $925 to $1,000 (last increase was in 2018 for 2019 rates).
2.    2020 Resident (Unincorporated Town of Greenburgh) Commuter Quarterly Permit from $265 to $280 (last increase was in 2018 for 2019 rates).
3.    2020 Site A 24-Hour Permit (E. Hartsdale Avenue residents) Annual Permit from $1,320 to $1,400 (last increase was in 2017 for 2018 & 2019 rates).
4.    2020 Site A 24-Hour Permit (E. Hartsdale Avenue residents) Semi-Annual Permit from $660 to $725 (last increase was in 2017 for 2018 & 2019 rates).
5.    2020 Site A Overnight Permit (E. Hartsdale Avenue residents) Annual Permit from $800 to $850 (last increase was in 2017 for 2018 & 2019 rates).
6.    2020 Site A Overnight Permit (E. Hartsdale Avenue residents) Quarterly Permit from $250 to $265 (last increase was in 2017 for 2018 & 2019 rates).
7.    2020 Site C 24-Hour Permit (E. Hartsdale Avenue residents) Quarterly Permit from $300 to $315 (last increase was in 2018 for 2019 rates).
8.    Meters numbered C12 to C99 (Twenty four-hour meters – Site C) will increase from $0.25 per ½ hour to $0.25 per 15 minutes (payment by Quarters, Debit or Credit Card).

ECC Asks Town to address flooding on Pipeline

The following was sent on behalf of the ECC to the Town today regarding the recurrence of flooding on Pipeline:

Dear Victor and Garrett,

On behalf of the Edgemont Community Council, I am writing to bring to your attention that flooding on Pipeline Road, in the vicinity of the site of the proposed new construction on Old Colony Road, has occurred once again. Enclosed are two videos, taken 15 minutes apart at around 3:15 p.m. yesterday, October 1, 2019, of the flooding that took place yesterday. The videos are attached below as dropbox linka. As you can see from the videos, there is a substantial volume and velocity of water being ejected onto Pipeline which, as you know, has no storm water drainage, and if yesterday’s brief sudden downpour is any indication, this is a major public safety problem that must be addressed right away before winter and the risk that the flood waters will freeze, as they have in the past.

I had understood that in connection with the proposed development plans, which I was told are now on hold, the Town’s Public Works Department last year located, partially excavated and cleaned a decades-old 18-inch storm water drainage pipe that runs along Pipeline Road from the Hartsdale Train Station to a culvert near Edgemont Road. I had also understood that water draining from the storm water drain on Old Colony Road onto the property proposed to be subdivided was supposed to be collected and fed into that storm water drainage pipe along Pipeline and that the cause of the flooding was the accumulation of construction debris that the Town has since been cleared. If I am mistaken about those details, please let me know and please also respond with an action plan that I can share with Edgemont residents so that we know this public safety problem is being addressed promptly.