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Boil Water in Moravia

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UPDATE:  Sunday, March 6, 2022


Boil Water Advisory LIFTED
For residents in the Village of Moravia

Drinking water samples collected on March 4, and March 5, 2022 in the distribution system were satisfactory and residents no longer need to boil their water.

For questions you may contact the Cayuga County Health Department at 315-253-1560.

Original Story Below:

The Cayuga County Health Department has issued a Boil Water Notice for customers of the Village of Moravia public water system:

BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING
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.

What Happened?
In the early hours of March 4, 2022, the chlorination system ceased feeding chlorine into the wells for disinfection. Disinfection is used to destroy harmful microbes that can be in drinking 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 chlorination system has already been repaired. The Village will take samples to confirm there is no contamination in the water system. It is anticipated that the Boil Water Order will remain in effect until next week. The Health Department will notify residents of the Village of Moravia when they no longer need to boil their water.

For more information, please contact: the Village of Moravia at the following numbers (315) 497-1820 and (315) 729-8874, or the Cayuga County Health Department at (315) 253-1560.

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