The Chautauqua County Health Department and the Village of Fredonia have announced that the boil water order for all Village of Fredonia water customers has been officially lifted. This decision comes after two consecutive days’ sample results indicated that the water throughout the distribution system is safe for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, and more.
In light of this news, it is recommended that all plumbing lines that have not been used regularly since the boil water went into effect should be flushed before water from that line is consumed. This includes ice makers and refrigerator water dispensers.
For those who did not receive regular updates and alerts regarding the boil water order, they are encouraged to sign up for the NY Alert system at alert.ny.gov/sign-ny-alert-0. Additionally, those with questions about how municipal water systems operate and are regulated can visit the New York State Department of Health website at www.health.ny.gov/environmental/water/drinking/.
Residents should contact the Village of Fredonia at (716) 679-2307 for more information on this matter, while Chautauqua County Health Department permitted facilities can call them directly at (716) 753-4481. Press releases issued by Chautauqua County will be posted on their website at chqgov.com/news.
The Chautauqua County Health Department is a leading Public Health organization in the county dedicated to supporting the community’s health through innovative approaches to provide technical assistance to partner organizations and various programs and services aimed at preventing disease, protecting public health and promoting overall wellness in the community. For more information about their services, visit www.HealthyCHQ.com