The Village of Fredonia in conjunction with the Chautauqua County Health Department has officially lifted the boil water order for all Village of Fredonia water customers, including those outside the Village boundaries. This decision comes after the water leaving the treatment plant was adequately treated and two consecutive days’ sample results indicated that the water throughout the distribution system is safe for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, making coffee, and more.
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. Chautauqua County Health Department permitted facilities can call the Health Department directly at (716) 753-4481. Press releases issued by Chautauqua County will be posted on the County website at chqgov.com/news.
The Chautauqua County Health Department is the leading Public Health organization in the county and is dedicated to supporting the community’s health. They take innovative approaches to provide technical assistance to partner organizations and offer various programs and services to help prevent disease, protect the public’s health, and promote the community’s overall health and wellness. More information can be found at www.HealthyCHQ.com.