Erie County Water Authority extends temporary water restriction for Southtowns

DERBY, N.Y. (WKBW) - The Erie County Water Authority is extending temporary water restrictions for towns and villages in the Southtowns for at least another 48 hours until 6 p.m. Thursday.

The ECWA says it is taking longer than expected to repair a water main break at its Sturgeon Point Treatment Plant.

While repairs continue, customers may see lower water pressure, but boiling water is not necessary. People are asked to avoid watering their lawn, washing cars and other activities until the repair is complete.

The alert applies to the following locations:

  • Town and Village of Hamburg
  • Town and Village of Orchard Park
  • Town of Aurora
  • Village of East Aurora
  • Colden
  • Boston
  • Eden
  • Evans
  • Brant
  • Hanover
  • Angola
  • Farnham
  • Silver Creek
  • Seneca Nation

For more information, customers can call the ECWA Customer Service line at (716) 849-8444.

7 Eyewitness News Reporter Ed Reilly talked with the Erie County Water Authority and the Village of Hamburg about the problem.  You can see more in Ed's reports.

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