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About 180 cabins in the Upper Quaker Run section of Allegany State Park that are affected by a water line problem will continue in use, but at a 50 percent discount.

Regional Parks manager Hugh J. Dunne Jr. explained Wednesday that about 100 outdoor spigots scattered through that area have been shut off because the 47-year-old, 12,000-foot-long water line that feeds them is "badly deteriorated."

However, flush toilets, but not showers or inside faucets at three nearby facilities will remain operative, Dunne said.

"The 50 percent rental reduction is to compensate those who honor their reservations for the added inconvenience of carrying water greater distances," Dunne said. The park management will supply suitable containers, he added.

Others opting to cancel their reservations in this area are being notified that they will receive a full refund, Dunne said, adding that, "starting this week, everything (cabins) is sold out for the season."

An article in Monday's Buffalo News implied that they would not be available for rental.

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