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Water conservation order lifted for Mayville residents

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Posted at 12:47 PM, Jun 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-22 10:08:47-04

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) — A water conservation order that has been in effect since June 2 for water customers in the Village of Mayville has been lifted.

The Chautauqua County Health Department says the order was due to increased water usage and low water levels in well #4.

A treatment system has been installed on Well #1 to filter out perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) which shut the well down in December 2020.

“Village water customers can be assured that the new treatment system installed on old Well #1 is filtering out all the PFNA in the water,” said Christine Schuyler, County Public Health Director. “A battery of tests have been run on the treated water and they show it is completely safe to drink. The water will continue to be tested on a routine schedule.”

Officials say now that the village has two good wells, well #1 and well #4, the order can be lifted.

"The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services and Village of Mayville thank all affected water customers for their cooperation and patience while the water conservation order was in effect," a release says.