GOWANDA - After boiling water for two months, some residents at the Springwood Village Trailer Park on Baghdad Road in Gowanda finally have safe drinking water.
However, other issues are still unresolved.
The residents have been dealing with unsafe drinking water since Jan. 24 and have had to deal with a sewage line backing up into a resident's yard for months.
After the Erie County Health Department was made aware of the issue, several repairs were made.
According to Kevin Montgomery with the Erie County Health Department, the chlorine residuals were finally tested at a safe level this week. This test, along with a few others, which came back safe, have led the Health Department to lift the boil water order.
Montgomery also mentioned that issues with water pressure have also been resolved.
However, the sewage problems have yet to be resolved. Montgomery said the owner, Donald Leone, will appear in a Health Department Commissioners hearing next week, where the sewage problems will likely be discussed.
The Health Department has also been working with local government and Town of Collins Code Enforcement Officer Gene Degman has issued citations.
Degman said that the trailer park had been cited for inadequate sewage disposal, water supply that does not meet the Erie County Health Code and no smoke/ carbon monoxide detector in one trailer.
The Town of Collins Court will be addressing the code violations March 23 at 7 p.m. when a plea will be taken.
When asked if any work had been done to fix these violations, Degman said the chlorine residuals had improved in half of the park but not in the other so all of the violations are still in question.
The Springwood Village Trailer Park is home to seniors and children, all of whom have been forced to deal with the poor water and sewer conditions for months.