The Village of Fredonia and the Chautauqua County Health Department have announced that the boil water order for all Village of Fredonia water customers has been lifted. This decision was made after two consecutive days’ sample results showed that the water throughout the distribution system is safe for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, and more.
To ensure that the water leaving the treatment plant was adequately treated, it is recommended that all plumbing lines that have not been used regularly since the boil water went into effect should be flushed before water from that line is consumed. This includes ice makers and refrigerator water dispensers.
For those who did not receive regular updates and alerts regarding the boil water order, they are encouraged to sign up for the NY Alert system at alert.ny.gov/sign-ny-alert-0. In addition, those with questions about how municipal water systems operate and are regulated can visit the New York State Department of Health website at www.health.ny.gov/environmental/water/drinking/.
Residents should call the Village of Fredonia at (716) 679-2307 for more information or contact Chautauqua County Health Department permitted facilities directly at (716) 753-4481 or press releases issued by Chautauqua County will be posted on their website at chqgov.com/news.
The Chautauqua County Health Department is committed to providing technical assistance to partner organizations and offers various programs and services to help prevent disease, protect public health and promote overall health and wellness in the community. More information can be found on their website at www.HealthyCHQ