Boil-water advisory in effect in Red Hook village
The Daily Freeman is reporting a boil-water advisory has been issued for the village of Red Hook. Tap water in the village should be boiled for one minute and then cooled before use, according to a notice issued Wed, Feb. 3, by the village water system. In lieu of using boiled water, residents are being told to use bottled water certified for sale by the state Department of Health. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and preparing food until further notice, according to the notice. On February 2, an emergency repair required the water system to be temporarily depressurized and water pressure dropped below 20 pounds per square inch. Water will need to be boiled indefinitely until additional bacteriological sampling is completed. “This problem indicates that harmful microbes may be present in your drinking water," the notice reads. "Harmful microbes in drinking water ... may pose a special health risk for infants, some elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems." More information is available by calling (845) 677-3839. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.