Boil water advisory issued for Albion, north of canal
Crews working to replace section of broken cast-iron main
ALBION – Village of Albion water customers north of the Erie Canal are urged to boil their water for a minute before drinking it.
The boil water advisory also includes the downtown business district. It doesn’t include Town of Gaines water customers.
The village has been working since 1 a.m. last night to repair a major water main break. The village has shut down some lines and a booster pump station so it can replace a broken cast-iron pipe.
That water main is at least 10 feet below ground. The village needed to cut through 14 inches of pavement and then dig down to get to the 10-inch main.
The water main was down so far because the main goes underneath the Erie Canal.
The village will replace the broken section of the waterline with 10-inch PVC pipe.
Once the water main is fixed, the lines will need to flushed and tested for at least a day before the boil water advisory is lifted.
Several municipalities are assisting the Village of Albion Department of Public Works with the repair, including the Village of Medina, and towns of Albion, Barre, Carlton, Gaines and Murray as well as the Orleans County Highway Department.