Village Of Mayville “Do Not Drink” Water Advisory Lifted

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MAYVILLE – A weeks long “do not drink” water advisory for Mayville residents has been lifted.

The Chautauqua County Health Department first issued the order on December 10 after sample results indicated Perfluorononanoic Acid in the municipalities water wells.

Since then, the county health department has worked with New York’s DEC to install a new water well providing clean water for the village.

Data samples indicate the chemical continues to dissipate in the village water storage tank. Health leaders say efforts are now underway to flush out old water from the tank and replace it with clean water from the new well.

The water system, leaders say, continues to be monitored on a weekly basis and results will be made available to the public.

They say residents should flush their pipes by running their water until it is cold.

The DEC continues to investigate the source of contamination and how it can be remediated from the village’s other three wells.


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