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The Dansville Online
  • Hornell issues boil water notice

  • With high-turbidity levels found in the city of Hornell's water system, the city has issued a boil water notice.
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  • With high-turbidity levels found in the city of Hornell's water system, the city has issued a boil water notice.
    The notice applies to residents of the city of Hornell, North Hornell, South Hornell and Hornellsville.
    Boil your water one minute or buy bottled water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes and preparing food until further notice.
    Water Filtration Plant Chief Operator Leonard Fucci said turbidity levels are now back under the maximum contaminant level. However, residents are being urged to boil water for the next two to three days until the problem is fixed and testing confirms that the water is safe.
    The state health department said the water is routinely tested for cloudiness and filtering. Samples taken this morning showed turbidity levels greater than 5.0 units. The allowable units are 0.3 units.
    The cause is the extreme cold causing a breakdown in the process to settle out solids at the water treatment plant.
    The worst you could experience is diarrhea, cramps, nausea or headaches.
    Health Department officials said this could last two to three days. The Evening Tribune will update you constantly with more information at eveningtribune.com and in the newspaper.
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