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Boil Water Advisory Lifted For Lily Dale Customers

Lily Dale has been on a boil water order since July 14. Photo by Gregory Bacon

The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services and the town of Pomfret announced Friday that the boil water order in effect since July 14 for customers in Lily Dale has been lifted.

Water samples collected on Sept. 21, Sept. 22 and Sept. 23 show that the water is safe to drink and use for all other purposes. The recently installed chlorine booster station has shown to be effective at eliminating the bacteria contamination found in the pipes. Additional rounds of sampling will continue to ensure the water remains safe.

Customers of the Lily Dale Assembly may continue to notice roily water and water that smells of chlorine.

“If your water is brown, please run cold water until the water clears,” the county Health Department said in a news release. “If the water has a strong odor of chlorine, letting it sit in an open pitcher before using will allow the chlorine to dissipate.

“The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services would like to thank all affected water customers for their cooperation and patience while the boil water order was in effect, and commend the Town of Pomfret and others involved in the water emergency for working together to manage the crisis.”

For more information, contact the Lily Dale Assembly at 595-8721 or the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services at 753-4481.

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