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IMPORTANT: BOIL WATER ALERT ISSUED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

posted Jun 5, 2012, 1:27 PM by William Sweet   [ updated Jun 5, 2012, 1:27 PM by Web Master ]

BOIL WATER ORDER

 

Loss of water pressure in United Water New York’s distribution network.

 

BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING.

 

CUSTOMERS OF United Water New York ARE HEREBY ORDERED  TO BOIL ALL WATER FOR DRINKING AND CULINARY PURPOSES.

 

At about 1:27am  on   6/5/2012   a portion of United Water’s distribution network on Maple Brook Rd. Chestnut Ct. Summit Brook Lane, Ash Ct. and Buttonwood Lane in the town of Tuxedo Park lost pressure due to a main shut down.  When the distribution pipes and mains lose pressure it increases the chance that untreated water and harmful microbes could enter the system. 

 

DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water certified for sale by the New York State Department of Health.  Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills most bacteria and other organisms in the water.

 

Harmful microbes in drinking water can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, some elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems. The symptoms above are not just caused by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice.

 

What is being done?

 

United Water personnel or their designated contractor were dispatched to the site of the service disruption to complete the necessary repairs Once these repairs were completed, localized system pressures returned to normal. 

Bacteriological samples were/are collected from areas affected by the service disruption a decision will be made as to whether or not the boil water notice can be lifted.  If so, United Water will be responsible for communicating that information to their customers.

For more information, please contact the Operations Department of United Water New York at (845) 623-1500 x  2225 .

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