Boil water advisory lifted in Murray

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 October 2015 at 11:19 am

MURRAY – The Orleans County Health Department has lifted a boil water advisory for Murray residents on public water north of the canal.

About 500 residents were advised to boil tap water for a minute. That advisory was issued on Wednesday after water samples on Monday and Tuesday showed E. coli bacteria.

Two straight days with positive tests triggered the two-day advisory.

Town highway workers have flushed water hydrants to improve water flows in the water lines north of the canal. Tests since Tuesday have showed negative results for E coli.

“We want to thank everyone for their patience and concern,” Ed Morgan, the Murray highway superintendent, said this morning.