Health Department lifts boil water advisory in Carlton

Staff Reports Posted 10 October 2014 at 12:00 am

CARLTON – A boil water advisory issued Tuesday night in Carlton was lifted this afternoon by the Orleans County Health Department.

The advisory was issued at about 9 p.m. on Tuesday when the town’s water system was back on-line following a repair to a water main leak. The system was down for about 12 hours.

The Health Department issued the advisory as a precaution. It took samples of the water on Wednesday and Thursday and results from those tests showed the water was safe to drink, said David Krull, the town highway and water superintendent.

The Health Department at 2:04 p.m. today gave the clearance that the advisory could be lifted, Krull said.

The town was forced to shut off the public water system for about 700 residents on Tuesday after a hole burst in a 16-inch main between Brown’s Berry Patch and the Route 18 bridge. The water had to be shut off so Carlton and Village of Albion crews could weld a patch on the transmission line.