BOIL WATER NOTICE
Water main break / loss of pressure in City of Amsterdam.
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BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING
Bring tap water to a rolling boil, boil for one minute, and cool before using. Or use bottled water certified for sale by the New York State Department of Health. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and preparing food until further notice.
This Boil Water Notice applies to Florida Avenue from bridge over Chuctanunda Creek (Hover Avenue) west to the city line, including Daniel Street from Florida Avenue to city line .
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What Happened ?
At about 9:30 pm (time) on Friday August 21, 2015 (date) the water system lost pressure
due to a water main break . When water mains
lose pressure it increases the chance that untreated water and harmful microbes can enter your water.
Harmful microbes in drinking water can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms and may pose a special health risk for infants, some elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems. But these symptoms are not just caused by microbes in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you should seek medical advice.
What is being done ?
Sampling is being done to lift the order as soon as possible until a permanent solution is in place. .
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It is likely that you will need to boil water until the problem is fixed. You will be informed when tests show that you no longer need to boil your water.
For more information, please contact:
Bob DiScenza of the Amsterdam Water Filtration Plant at 518-843-3009.
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or the New York State Department of Health Herkimer District Office at _(315)866-6879__.
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Please share this information with other people who drink this water, especially anyone who may not get this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses).
You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.