Boil water advisory could be lifted this afternoon

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 January 2019 at 9:48 am

ALBION – The Orleans County Health Department could lift a boil water advisory for water customers in Albion, in an area mostly confined to Route 98 between Bank Street and Bacon Road, and the side streets off 98 in that section.

The first round of tests showed there wasn’t any bacteria. If the samples at 12:53 p.m. today show no bacteria, the advisory will be lifted in early afternoon.

The water customers have been under a boil water advisory since a water main break on New Year’s Day. A chunk of a cast-iron watermain burst, just north of the Erie Canal.

The Village of Albion Department of Public Works worked all night on Tuesday and were joined by other municipal crews from Tuesday morning until the section of pipe was replaced and the road put back together late Tuesday afternoon.

Jay Pahura, the Albion DPW superintendent, said he appreciated the help from the Village of Medina DPW, and the highway departments from Albion, Barre, Carlton, Gaines and Murray.

“They just showed up on their day off, on a holiday,” Pahura said about the assistance from the towns and Medina. “It was a real community effort.”

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