Clean-up Continues After County Office Building Water Main Break 

Image via Chautauqua County Government.

MAYVILLE, NY (WNY News Now) – Work continues to clean-up following a major water main break at one of Chautauqua County’s office buildings.  

Due to a water line break at the HRC Building in Mayville this week, the second, third and fourth floors of the building will continue to be closed to the public.  

Officials say the closure only impacts the Public Health, Environmental Health and Social Services Divisions of the Department of Health and Human Services. As a result, the Environmental Health Division will still not be accepting water samples for testing. 

Operations located on the first and basement floors of the building, which include the Office for Aging Services, Public Defender’s Office, Board of Elections, and Department of Motor Vehicles, are not impacted by this closure and will remain open to the public. Services, like early voting, are not impacted. 

“We are still working on recovering from the water damage that occurred when a water line broke in the building on November 2,” said Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel. “We appreciate everyone’s patience, understanding and cooperation as we work to repair office areas and our elevators so our clients and impacted workers can safely return to the building.” 

The cleanup effort is expected to last into next week, with officials saying the facility will be closed until at least next Friday. 


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