Water Main Break Prompts Boil Water Advisory, School Closings in Endicott
By Tracy Taylor, originally posted on October 19, 2016
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 major water main break on Tuesday, October 18th.
Crews are working to repair the water main at the corner of Harrison Avenue and Park Street. As a result, officials are advising residents not to drink water unless they boil it first, until further notice. Officials said if any resident experiences a loss of water or water pressure, they should also follow the boil-water advisory.
During a boil-water advisory, residents 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 kills most bacteria and other organisms in the water. Not boiling water and drinking harmful microbes can pose a big health risk for infants, some elderly and people with compromised immune systems.
The Village of Endicott Water Department is working to repair the line and will issue another notice when the water is safe to drink.
Due to the water main break, All Saints Catholic Elementary School in Endicott will be closed on Wednesday, October 19th. Also closed will be Union-Endicott school district and Maine-Endwell school district.