Opinion: Swift response following water main break, says Canton Housing Authority
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 8:11 am

On January 23, 2019 there was a water main break on the 7th floor of a Canton Housing Authority property located at 37 Riverside Drive. The flooding disabled the fire protection system and resulted in the evacuation of all tenants in this 93-unit property.

The Board of Directors of the Canton Housing Authority (CHA) are sincerely grateful for the assistance of our community and would like to thank the members of the Canton Fire & Rescue teams; Canton Police Department; Mayor Mike Dalton; Code Enforcement Officer, Jeff Murray; Paul MaKay of MaKay-Lawrence Ambulette; Superintendent Ronald Burke, Scott Sanderson and Tawn Evans of the Canton Central School DIstrict; Office of the Aging Meals on Wheels delivery service: Joyce Dalton, Town Supervisor Mary Ann Ashley and all of the volunteers who so graciously donated their time to assist our tenants and staff during the flood and evacuation.

We would like to recognize the staff of the Best Western University Inn for the excellent service and care shown to our displaced tenants and also the following local businesses; JMS Mechanical, Alltech Integrations, Inc and Robla’s Carpet Care, LLC. Due to their swift response, tenants were able to begin returning to their homes by the end of the next day.

Thank you as well to our tenants for their cooperation and patience throughout this trying time.

Amanda St. Marie Canton Housing Authority administrative assistant