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Fredonia extends local state of emergency

A state of emergency in the village of Fredonia over ongoing water concerns was extended Sunday by Mayor Doug Essek.

In a statement, the mayor said, “This extension of the local state of emergency has been declared due to the unstableness of the production of potable water while maintaining acceptable turbidity limits.”

The village was under a boil order from Sept. 10 through the first week of October due to turbidity levels taken by local officials.

The extension, Essek said, was based on the recommendation of the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services.

“In coordination with other government agencies, this proactive action is taken to protect the general public and to provide safe drinking water to the community.”

The local state of emergency extension will remain in effect for 30 days or until canceled.

The public may contact village officials at 679-2301 or 679-2307; after hours (emergency only) at 679-1531.

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