MAYVILLE, NY (WNY News Now) – A boil water and conservation order for water customers has been issued in the Village of Brocton and Town of Portland.
Monday, July 17, several main water routes broke, causing low water pressure in areas throughout Brocton and Portland, with some places with no water at all.
Low pressured water increases the likelihood for water to pass through untreated, and makes it possible for harmful material to get into the system.
While the Water District staff work to repair the breaks, customers in the Village of Brocton and in the parts of Portland south of I-90 should boil all water used for consuming purposes in order to kill any bacteria.
Any water for drinking, cooking, brushing teeth and ice and coffee making should be boiled for at least one minute then cooled before use.
Once the repairs have been made, Water District staff will clean the system and collect samples to confirm that the water is safe before announcing the end of the boil and conservation orders.
The Chautauqua County Health Department is requesting that all affected customers reduce their water usage by 50% during this time.
For more information, contact the Chautauqua County Health Department at (716) 753-4481.