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Fredonia Is Still On Boil Water Order

Members of the Chautauqua County Department of Health made an inspection of Fredonia’s Water Treatment Plant Thursday morning to assess progress on the filtration change.

“The Health Department was pleased with our progress with the work that was being completed to resolve turbidity issues, and will re-assess our situation with a determination to lift the order,” Fredonia Mayor Doug Essek stated in a news release. “Please continue to boil water per Health Department guidelines for drinking and food preparation.”

“What can you do,” resident Maryanne Sell said. “We’re all doing the best that we can.”

Added Joellen Mays: “It’s inconvenient for sure, but it’s the way it is, what are you going to do.”

Most residents have been patient as the village deals with the emergency.

The distribution of bottled water will continue, and village officials said they appreciates all the positive feedback toward the effort.

“The continued cooperation of the public to conserve water will assist in the timeliness of the plant to recover its normally excellent turbidity removal treatment,” Essek said.

Water distribution will be held Saturday from 4-7 p.m. and Monday from 4-7 p.m. at the Fredonia DPW located at 176 Eagle St.

Those with concerns are asked to contact the county Health Department at 753-4481 or Fredonia officials at 679-2307.

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