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Water warning issued for Sinclairville

The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services is asking all customers in the Village of Sinclairville to conserve water and boil all water before using for drinking and cooking. The department says a major leak developed in one of the water mains in the village, causing a drop in pressure and partial loss of water in its system. When the distribution pipes and mains lose pressure, it increases the chance that untreated water and harmful microbes could enter the system.

HHS urged residents to either boil their water or use bottled water for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation until the water system can be repressurized. Officials advise bringing water to a boil, letting it boil for one minute, then letting it cool before using.

The water main break has been fixed. It is anticipated the boil water order will be lifted by the end of the week.