MAYVILLE, N.Y.--: The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services is asking all customers of the Village of Mayville water supply to boil all water for drinking and cooking.
Water service to a number of Mayville water customers was interrupted last night due to a water main leak. Service has been restored to all customers, but as a precaution they must boil their water until further notice. Water for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth and making coffee must be brought to a rolling boil for 1 minute then cooled prior to use. Do not drink the water without boiling it first or use bottled water until further notice.
When the distribution pipes and mains lose pressure it increases the chance that untreated water and harmful microbes could enter the system. Boiling the water kills bacteria and other organisms that could be present. Some customers may notice brown water or air in the water when first turning on water taps. Air can be bled out by slowly opening taps and running water at a slow rate. Run cold water until clear before using hot water.
The Village will be flushing water mains and collecting water samples over the next two days. You will be informed when tests confirm that no harmful bacteria are present in the system and you no longer need to boil your water. It is anticipated the boil water order will be lifted sometime this week.
For more information, please contact the Village of Mayville at 716-753-2125 or the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services at 716-753-4481 or check the Village’s website at http://www.villageofmayville.com/ for updates when available.