This Boil Water Advisory applies to the impacted areas in the towns of Boston and Concord below.
Town of Boston
o Boston State Road from Omphalius Road south to Trevett Road
o Back Creek Road, Boston Cross Road, Mill Streets
Town of Concord
o Trevett Road south to Old Trevett Road
o Cul-De-Sacs and local subdivision roads within these boundaries that have experienced low or no pressure
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.
At about 11:00p.m. on September 22, 2021, ECWA’s system lost pressure due to a water main break supplying the identified areas above, including approximately 800 homes. When a water main loses pressure, it increases the chance that untreated water and harmful microbes can enter the water.
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.
What is being done?
The water main is repaired where the break occurred. Water mains supplying the impacted areas are being sanitized and flushed to clear the main prior to placing it back into service. ECWA’s Water Quality Department has developed a detailed water sampling plan and will be collecting and continuously testing water samples to confirm that water quality is safe for consumption in the impacted areas.
It is likely that affected customers will need to boil their water for the next 48-hours until the water main is fully pressurized. All affected customers will be informed when they no longer need to boil their water.
For more information, please contact:
ECWA Emergency Dispatch at (716) 685-8235
Erie County Health Department at (716) 961-6800
Please share this information with other people who drink this water, especially anyone who may not get this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses).
You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or email.