Boil water advisory is north of Bank Street in downtown Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 January 2019 at 12:48 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: A hydrant is flushed on Main Street near Caroline Street while the Village of Albion Department of Public Works worked to fix a water main break on Tuesday.

ALBION — The Village of Albion has clarified the downtown business district where a boil water advisory is in effect. Water customers north of Bank Street in the downtown should boil their water for up to a minute before drinking the water.

The advisory will last 3 to 4 days in the “worst-case scenario,” said Mayor Eileen Banker.

The water main break was repaired on Tuesday evening. The village needs to flush lines and hydrants, and then test the water with samples taken 24 hours apart.

The advisory also includes the area between the Erie Canal in the village going north to Bacon Road in the Town of Gaines.

Water users are urged to bring tap water to a rolling boil, boil for a minute and cool before using. Or they can use bottled water certified for sale by the NYS Department of Health, according to a boil water notice from the Village of Albion.

“Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, washing dishes, brushing teeth and preparing food until further notice,” the notice says from the village.

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