NEWTON FALLS, N.Y. (WWNY) - There’s a mandatory “boil water” directive in the Newton Falls Water District as of Tuesday evening.
An email from the Star lake Water Department Tuesday night said customers in the Newton Falls Water District are instructed to boil all water used for drinking and cooking as a precautionary measure.
Bottled water from a state-certified source may be used as an alternative to boiling the water.
According to the water department email, there was a leak in the water distribution system which caused a drop in water pressure, and losing water pressure can allow contaminants to enter the water system.
The leak has been fixed, and water samples will be collected. The boil water directive will stay in place for at least a couple of days. The system has to have two consecutive days of clean tests for the boil water alert to be lifted.
For more information, contact Water Superintendent Mark Hall at (315) 848-3121 ext 308. The Town website and facebook page will have updated information. You may also contact the Canton District Office of the New York State Department of Health at (315) 386-1040.