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Loss of pressure in

Village of Watkins Glen


Bring tap water to a rolling boil, boil for one minute, and cool before using. Use bottled water certified for sale by the New York State Department of Health.  Boiled or bottled water shall be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and preparing food until further notice.


This Boil Water Notice applies to:

All Village of Watkins Glen Customers on the Side Hill and

The Town of Reading Customers Districts 1 &3 (does not include Salt Point Road)


What is being done?


The Village is in the process of repairing the break.  Upon repair, the Village shall clean/flush and disinfect the system; and have two consecutive days of water samples, collected 24 hours apart, analyzed by a NYSDOH approved laboratory for coliform.  Until the NYSDOH confirms that the issue has been resolved, the water shall be considered unsafe.  Boiled or NYS certified bottled water shall be used for drinking.  Food preparation, requiring the use of water, shall only be performed with bottled or boiled water, unless it will be thoroughly cooked.  All ice made with water from the system shall be disposed and only NYS certified bagged ice shall be used.  Water fixtures in public buildings shall be posted with “Do Not Drink” signs.  Consumers shall be instructed to thoroughly flush their systems prior to lifting this boil water notice.


Boil Water Advisory (PDF; 70KB)

Street Revitalization Completion Video

Street Project Completion Video

Offices to be Filled at the March 18, 2020 Village Election

The next General Village Election for Trustees will be held on March 18, 2020. The following offices will become vacant at the end of the current official year and are to be filled at the Village Election for the following terms:

  • TRUSTEE - Four (4) years - to fill the expiring term of Laurie DeNardo
  • TRUSTEE - Four (4) years - to fill the expiring term of Anthony Fabroni

Second Street Closure

Starting November 7th, 2019 Second Street will be closed from Steuben Street to Jackson Street for the remainder

of the Fall and Winter seasons. We will update residents when that portion of the road re-opens.

ODD/EVEN Parking Announcement

Odd/Even Parking

Starting today, November 1st, 2019, through March 31st, 2020 ODD/EVEN parking is in effect every day from 12:00 am-6:00 pm on all Village streets east of Franklin Street. There is a grace period from 6:01 pm- 11:59 pm in which both sides of the street can be utilized for parking.

This means that from 12:00 am -6:00 pm on ODD numbered calendar days the ODD side of the street must be clear.On EVEN numbered calendar days the EVEN side of the street must be clear.

Winter Storage Available

Starting in October Clute Park will offer storage available for boats and travel trailers for $200.00

PFA PFO Water Test Press Release and Test Results

Please see documents below for the Village of Watkins Glen Press Release and the official test results.

Of the 14 parameters, only 2 tested positive.  The results have to be multiplied by 1000 to give parts per trillion. 

Please reach out to Terry Wilcox @ 607-742-6871 with questions.

PFOA-PFOS Test Results (PDF; 833KB)
PFOA-PFOS Press Release (PDF; 83KB)

Leaf Bags are available to Village Residents at the Village Office

Please DO NOT place dirt, rocks, stones, bricks, etc. in the bags. Any bag weighing more than 30 pounds will not be picked up by the Village Crews.

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