Boil water order issued for Jordan, parts of Elbridge

A boil water order has been issued for residents of the Village of Jordan and parts of the Town of Elbridge by the Onondaga County Health Department.
Test results from routine sampling confirmed the presence of coliform bacteria, the health department said in a Saturday night release.
The health department says not to use water without boiling it first.
Below are other recommendations from the health department: If you use bottled water, be sure it comes from a safe source.
If you do not know the source, boil or treat the water before you use it.
Boiling water when practical is the preferred way to get rid of harmful bacterial and parasites.
Bringing water to a boil for one minute will kill most organisms.
You can treat water with chlorine tablets, iodine tablets, or unscented household chlorine bleach (5.25% sodium hypochlorite).
If you use household chlorine bleach, add 1/8 teaspoons of bleach per gallon of water if the water is clear.
Mix the solution thoroughly and let it stand for about 30 minutes before using it.

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