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SILVER CREEK – More than half the homes and businesses in the village have been connected to the new water meters, officials said Monday at the regular meeting of the Village Board on Monday.

Installation work will resume in May, according to a report from Mayor Nick Piccolo.

He said residents who have not been compliant will be receiving letters about getting the new meters in their homes. There is no charge for the meters, which have a remote device that can be read from outside the home.

The cold temperatures and snow have kept the contractor from resuming any work on the water line replacement project throughout the village, the mayor said. He expects to start hearing about work resuming once temperatures have moderated.

Board members agreed to a contract for $32,000 with St. George Excavating of Silver Creek for a water line replacement under Howard Street in the village. The line has a leak. The work will not begin until the Environmental Facilities Company gives approval that the contract meets state hiring standards.

Two leaks caused by weather were reported Monday. One water main at the wastewater treatment plant developed a leak on Monday and a second large leak was reported on Henry Street.

Both are scheduled to be repaired this week.