50 horses short on water in Pleasantville following mass power outages

It's life or death for 50 horses at Beech Hill Farm in Pleasantville who are short on water following mass power outages from Tuesday's storm.

News 12 Staff

Aug 7, 2020, 12:13 AM

Updated 1,383 days ago

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It's life or death for 50 horses at Beech Hill Farm in Pleasantville who are short on water following mass power outages from Tuesday's storm.
The farm runs on well water, and since they lost electricity Tuesday afternoon, workers have been repeatedly driving about two miles to and from a client's home in Hawthorne.
The client is providing the farm with hose water by filling a tank with about 150 gallons at least a dozen times a day.
Beech Hill says it cannot use a generator because the expenses would be far too much to power the four barns within the farm.
When talking to Con Edison, the workers say they are either getting the runaround or being told they're not a priority.
"They are like, horses don't come first because their policies are obviously those on life support and medical issues, rightfully so, but the woman was kind of basically saying that horses are just horses and it's not as pressing of an issue as we were making it appear to be," said Chelsea Kowall, barn manager at Beech Hill Farms.
In a statement issued by Con Edison, it's not clear when the farm will be restored, but it says it plans to bring power back to the vast majority of those affected by Sunday night, while remaining customers are looking into early next week.
Workers at the farm say the animals are doing OK thanks to their tedious efforts to make sure they have they have the necessities.


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