Ogdensburg water main break causes city to issue boil water advisory
OGDENSBURG — A water main break in the 700 block of Proctor Avenue has led officials to issue a boil water advisory.
Officials say once the issue is fixed and water service is restored the water will be tested and residents will be notified when it’s safe to drink.City blocks impacted by the break include 500-800 blocks of Proctor Aver, 200 block of William St., the 500-700 blocks of Lisbon St., the 200 block of Dearborne St, and the Industrial Park.
For now residents should bring tap water to a rolling boil, boil for one minute, and cool before using. Or use bottled water certified for sale by the New York State Department of Health.
Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and preparing food until further notice, officials say.
A release from the city says harmful microbes in drinking water can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms and may pose a special health risk for infants, some elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems. But these symptoms are not just caused by microbes in drinking water.
If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you should seek medical advice.
For more information, please contact:
City of Ogdensburg Filtration at (315) 393-0490.
City of Ogdensburg DPW at (315) 393-2300.
NYS DOH – Canton District Office at (315) 386-1040.