The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services is notifying all customers of the Village of Westfield water system that the Boil Water Order for the Village has been lifted.
Effective Wednesday, May 28 at 1 p.m., the boil water order was lifted and it is now safe to use the water for drinking, cooking, and all other normal uses.
The Village of Westfield Water Treatment Plant is back in normal operations and producing water that meets New York State and federal turbidity standards. Heavy rain storms last week caused highly turbid conditions in the reservoir that created treatment problems at the water plant. Village water staff have flushed the distribution system and collected two consecutive days of water samples that were tested for bacteria. Both rounds of samples were analyzed by the Chautauqua County Health Department laboratory and have confirmed that no harmful bacteria are present in the water.
Customers should flush their plumbing systems by running faucets, tubs and other water fixtures to ensure safe water is throughout the plumbing. If you experience cloudy or colored water do not do laundry and do not drink the water until it has cleared.
The Village and County DHHS would like to thank the community for their cooperation and patience during this event. For more information, please contact the Village Water Department at 326-2832 or the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services at 753-4481.
Please share this information with other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received 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 mail.