Chautauqua County, NY - The Chautauqua County Health Department is reminding the Village of Fredonia water customers that a boil water order remains in effect until further notice. The problems with the Village's water treatment plant have not yet been resolved. Water leaving the treatment plant does not yet meet State Health Department standards, therefore it is not considered safe to drink without boiling.
EARLIER- The Village of Fredonia's water treatment plant continues to experience problems with its treatment system. At this time the Village is working to correct the problem but the plant is not able to produce water that meets Department of Health standards.
To keep from filling the system with inadequately treated water, all water that is being used by Village customers is currently coming from the Village's storage tanks and those sources are being depleted. The Village has opened the connection to receive water from the City of Dunkirk's supply but that interconnection is limited in the amount of water that it can transfer to the Village. This is a notice from the Health Department.
Until further notice, all customers of the Village of Fredonia Water Supply are strongly urged to conserve water, preferably cutting water usage in half, using only what is absolutely necessary. The following must be done in order to conserve water:
The residents of the village are advised that the boil water order is still in effect. The boil water order and conservation measures are expected to remain in effect until at least Saturday December 1, 2012 or until the tanks can be replenished with water that meets Health Department Standards.
For more information, please contact the Village Hall at 679-2302 or 679-2303 or the Chautauqua County Department of Health at 753-4481 or 363-4481.