MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Health Department is issuing a boil water advisory for those living in Mayville while work to install a new water well pump is underway.
The department says the advisory starts Tuesday at 1 p.m. and will remain in effect until further notice.
Residents are also asked to conserve water during the installation process.
Work to install a permanent water well started Tuesday morning. The pump will replace a temporary pump installed in December during the previous water contamination.
Officials say the process will take around 10 hours, with the village relying exclusively on water from the water storage tank while the well is off.
If these contaminated water sources are used, a “Do Not Drink Order” will be issued.
Water for drinking, cooking, making ice and brushing teeth must be brought to a rolling boil for one minute then cooled prior to use. Health officials say do not drink the water without boiling it first or use bottled water until further notice.
Mayville water customers will be notified as soon as sample results show the water is safe. If all goes as planned, the department says this advisory will be lifted by the end of the week.