Water main break leaves thousands of residents without water in Manhattan

Kimberly Dole
February 24, 2020 - 11:00 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Thousands of residents of a Manhattan New York City housing complex were without water following a water main break that occurred Sunday, officials say.

According to a NYCHA spokeswoman, the break affected three buildings at the Taft Houses in the East Harlem section.

"Plumbers and NYCHA crews have been on the scene for hours working to repair the line and restore service," the spokeswoman said. "There are water stations set up."

Officials say it started as both a heat and water outage Sunday morning.

Heat service has been restored and about 3,000 residents were without water overnight.

The water outage is still impacting three buildings and about a thousand tenants who are still waiting for their water to be restored.

There is still no official timeline for full restoration.

NYCHA set up a water dispensing station outside for residents affected by the water main break.

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