JAMESTOWN – A boil water order has been issued for those living in the northwestern part of the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities water territory.
The Jamestown BPU says water customers in the Town of North Harmony along Route 394 and the Chautauqua Lake shore from Smith Boys to Sunrise Cove, including the BOCES Educational Center, to boil all water for drinking, cooking and food preparation.
This includes a small area in the Town of Busti along Route 394 and the lake north of Smith Boys.
They say a morning water main break could have allowed contaminants to enter the system. As a precaution, all customers must bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute and allow it to cool before using it for drinking, cooking, brushing teeth and making ice, or use bottled water. The water can still be used for bathing and washing.
The Jamestown BPU is repairing the water main and water service should be restored today. Residents will be informed when tests confirm that no harmful bacteria are in the system, and they no longer need to boil your water. This boil water advisory is anticipated to last for three to five days.