According to the Chautauqua County Health Department, the Village of Fredonia's water treatment plant continues to experience problems with its treatment system. At this time the Village is working to correct the problem but the plant is not able to produce water that meets Health Department standards. To keep from filling the system with inadequately treated water, all water that is being used by Village customers is currently coming from the Village's storage tanks; those sources are being depleted. The Village has opened the connection to receive water from the City of Dunkirk's supply, but that interconnection is limited in the amount of water that it can transfer to the Village
Until further notice, all customers of the Village of Fredonia Water Supply are strongly urged to conserve water, preferably cutting water usage in half, using only what is absolutely necessary. The following must be done in order to conserve water:
Limit the number and length of showers
Repair or shut off all running toilets
Avoid doing laundry, use laundromats in neighboring communities if at all possible
Use paper plates, cups and plastic silverware to avoid the need to wash dishes
Turn off all running faucets that are being kept on to prevent pipes from freezing ,use heat tape instead. Major commercial use of the water must be avoided.