Water advisory continues into next week

Volunteers continue to distribute water in the village of Fredonia Thursday morning.

Fredonia’s boil-water order appears headed into next week.

According to a news release issued by the village of Fredonia, 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. While progress is being made, the timeline remains unclear.

“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,” the village stated in a news release. “Please continue to boil water per Health Department guidelines for drinking and food preparation.”

Residents who were picking up water on Thursday were being as patient as possible as the ordeal moves into the eighth day. “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.”

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,” the news release said.

Water distribution will continue from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday and Monday at the Fredonia Department of Public Works facility 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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