Boil water advisory may last 3-4 days

Photo by Tom Rivers: Crews work to fix a water main on Route 98 in Albion in this photo from about 11:30 a.m. today.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 January 2019 at 6:43 pm

Advisory includes business district, and Albion between canal and Bacon Road

ALBION — Village of Albion water customers that should boil their water include the area between the Erie Canal and Bacon Road in the Town of Gaines, as well as the Main Street business district north of Bank Street.

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.

The village water system lost pressure at 12:30 a.m. today after a 10-inch water main suffered a substantial break.

The loss of pressure in the water main increases the chances that harmful microbes can get in the water, which could cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches or other symptoms that may pose a special health risk to infants, some elderly residents or people with severely compromised immune systems, according to the boil water notice.

The village advises that water in the affected area may need to be boiled the next three to four days.

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