Boil water order issued for Village of Jordan, parts of Elbridge
The Onondaga County Health Department on Saturday issued a boil water order for residents and businesses in the Village of Jordan and parts of the Town of Elbridge after results from routine sampling confirmed the presence of coliform bacteria.
As a precaution, water should not be consumed without first being boiled for one minute and then cooled.
Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice, the county said.
The boil order will be in effect and sampling will continue in the affected areas until tests confirm there is no more coliform in the water supply.
The health department said the affected areas in Elbridge include Hamilton Road and west — Route 5, Wheeler Road and Chamberlain Road.
• If you use bottled water, be sure it comes from a safe source.
Use only bottled, boiled, or treated water until your water supply is tested and found to be safe.
• 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.
• While drinking water contaminated with coliform bacteria does not always cause illness, residents in the affected areas that experience gastrointestinal upset, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea should contact their health care provider.