Water Main Break Prompts Boil Water Advisory in Endicott
Officials with the Village of Endicott have issued a boil-water advisory for the Village of Endicott, areas of Endwell, parts of West Corners, and to those who are part of the Endicott Water District in the wake of a water main break on South Street on Sunday, September 27th.
According to officials, residents are advised not to drink water unless they boil it first, until further notice. If you've experienced a loss of water or water pressure, you should follow the boil-water advisory.
During a boil-water advisory, you should bring water to a boil for one minute past a roiling boil, and then let it cool before using it, or use bottled water. Boiling water will kill most of the bacteria and other organisms in the water. Not boiling water and drinking harmful microbes can translate to major health risks for infants, some elderly and people with compromised immune systems.
If you've ingested water that hasn't been boiled and have experienced cramps, nausea, headaches, or diarrhea, you should seek medical advice.
The Village of Endicott Water Department continues to work to repair the line as quickly as possible and will issue another notice when the water is once again safe to drink.
[via Village of Endicott]