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Parts of Chautauqua Co. urged to conserve water

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Posted at 12:16 PM, Oct 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-21 13:15:40-04

A public health warning has been issued by the Chautauqua County Department of Health Saturday.

Customers of the Village of Fredonia water system in the village and Town of Pomfret are urged to boil and conserve water until further notice. 

The department says a major leak was found in the village after high water usage and decreasing water levels and capacity was discovered by the water filter plant operator. 

Crews have been assembled to begin fixing the water main break. 

Here are some suggested instructions by the Department of Health: 

  • Bring tap water to a rolling boil, boil for one minute, and cool before using or use bottled water certified for sale by the New York State Department of Health. 
  • Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and preparing food and infant formula until further notice.
  • Only use as much tap water as is essential until further notice. No outside watering of lawns, shrubs, plants, etc. No washing cars, trucks, trailers, decks, houses, sidewalks, driveways, etc. 
  • Use paper plates and utensils to avoid dishwashing. Limit showers and baths. Do only full loads of laundry.