FREDONIA, NY (WNY News Now) – The Village of Fredonia water treatment plant is back in operation.
On Sunday, a boil water order was issued for the northern Chautauqua County village after disruptions in the disinfection treatment made the water unsafe for drinking.
Tuesday, local leaders said they were able to get chlorine levels leaving the plant in an acceptable range for the distribution system. Bacterial testing also took place and will continue on Wednesday.
It is anticipated that the water will pass a bacteria detection test. Once that occurs, the Chautauqua County Health Department will likely lift the boil order.
This is not the first water problem the village has experienced in recent years. In fall 2020, a weeks long boil water order was issued following routine check for cloudiness, which detected disease-causing organisms.