Boil water order in effect in Stockport until further notice
Bill Williams is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media residents of Stockport are being advised to boil their water until further notice following a large water main break on Wed., Aug. 3, according to Stockport officials. Department of Public Works and Water Department crews located the break in the area of Route 9 and County Route 22. The impacted areas were north of the white water tank on Route 9, where homes had low pressure or no water at all. The crews working on the break encountered difficulties in making repairs, which required shutting down the entire system. When water service returned, it was then necessary for customers to boil their water before drinking it or using it for cooking. The break was repaired by late Wednesday and all homes should have their water service restored. A boil water order was immediately put into place, until further notice. The Centers for Disease Control issued guidelines for making water safe: If the water is cloudy, first filter it through a clean cloth, paper towel, or coffee filter or allow it to settle. Then, draw off the clear water and bring that water to a rolling boil for one minute. Let the boiled water cool; and, then store it in clean sanitized containers with tight covers. The boil-water order will remain in place until test results return from the state laboratory, town officials said. Read more at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.