Power Outage at the Sewer

    A brief power outage on Tuesday affected Sag Harbor Village’s sewer plant and the Sag Harbor Yacht Club, as reported and discussed at a meeting of the village board that night. A generator kicked on, according to Dee Yardley, the superintendent of public works.

    Mr. Yardley explained that a fuse was tripped in one of the Long Island Power Authority transformers, resulting in only partial power to the plant. The outage was reported at 7 a.m., and power was restored just before 9 a.m.

    Some, but not all, of the equipment could be run, he said, until the utility company responded and installed a fuse in the transformer. “It’s normal operating stuff,” Mr. Yardley said, “part of maintenance of the equipment.”

    Yesterday he added that “an electrician from UpIsland came down today” to repair a burned-out relay. “It is back in operation now,” he said. “We are all set.”

    As to the idea that the outage was caused by yachts using a lot of power, Mr. Yardley said, “It could have been due to boats or the sewer plant, we don’t know.”

    Also at the meeting, Ken O’Donnell, a new member of the board and the liaison to public works, commended Mr. Yardley for his “great job cleaning up” after the fireworks display on Saturday. Mr. O’Donnell, who owns La Superica on Main Street, across from Long Wharf, said that when he left the restaurant at 4 a.m. on Sunday, the streets looked like a war zone. When he returned at 10 a.m., however, “it was as if nothing happened.”


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