Boil water advisory issue for parts of Gouverneur
GOUVERNEUR -- A boil water order has been issued in the village for customers who reside on the west, north of Route 11 (Johnstown side of Route 11), until further notice.
People need to boil all water used for drinking or culinary purposes, Terry J. Simmons, superintendent of public works said.He said the water system on the north side of Route 11 tested positive for total coliform, but negative for E. coli.
"Total Coliform bacteria is harmless but is an indicator that there could be a problem with water quality because of a very low free chlorine residual of this section of distribution system," he said.
DPW workers flushed hydrants today in an effort to fix the issue and will flush more hydrants in the affected area on Monday.
Simmons said the chief operator of the Water Filtration Plant will take samples after that to see if the boil water advisory can be lifted.
Residents will be notified when the boil water order has been lifted.
For more information, contact Simmons at 315-287-0110.