The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services is asking all customers of the Village of Sinclairville water supply to conserve water and boil it for drinking and cooking.
Authorities say a major leak developed Monday in one of the water mains. That caused a drop in pressure, which increases the chance that untreated water and harmful microbes could enter the system.
Customers are being told not to drink the water without boiling it first. Health officials say you should bring all water to a boil, let it boil for a minutes, and let it cool before using.
The village says it has repaired the water main break, and the water system is being re-pressurized. Officials believe the boil water order will be lifted by the end of the week.
For more information you can contact the Health Department at 1-866-604-6789