A Special Meeting will follow the Work Session.
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Sherlita Amler, MD, Commissioner, Department of Health
Ned McCormack, Communications Director
Contact: Caren Halbfinger (914) 813-5013 / after hours: 813-5000
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1, 2014
BOIL WATER ADVISORY ISSUED FOR OSSINING THROUGH SUNDAY- UPDATE
Residents instructed to boil water before drinking or using in food preparation
Residents of a central section of the Village of Ossining and the Unincorporated Area of the Town of Ossining who are served by the Village of Ossining Water Department must boil their water before drinking it or using it for food preparation at least through Sunday and until further notice. This is due to a water main break that occurred Thursday night on Route 134 near Route 9A.
A boil water advisory means that residents in the affected area must boil all tap water at a rolling boil for a minimum of one minute prior to drinking it or using it for food preparation, washing dishes by hand and brushing teeth. Restaurants, delis, bodegas and all food service establishments in the affected area must also boil water before serving it or using it to prepare food. Residents can also use bottled water as an alternative to boiling.
The advisory does not extend to bathing, clothes washing or the use of a dishwasher. Residents who have concerns about using the water should follow up with their doctor.
About 5,000 people are in the affected area which includes streets as far west as Route 9; as far east as Morningside Drive; as far north as Hawkes Avenue at Bridle Path Road and as far south as Macy Road at Wolden Road. A complete list of affected streets follows.
In an abundance of caution, the boil water advisory was issued to protect from potential contamination caused by ground water infiltration into water mains as a result of the reduction in water main pressure due to a water main break.
The Village of Ossining Water Department completed repairs to the water main early this morning, and the Westchester County Department of Health and the Village of Ossinign Water Department will take water samples throughout the affected area. Those samples will be tested by New York State certified laboratories and the advisory will remain in effect until satisfactory results are obtained.
Updates to the boil water advisory will be provided by the Health Department as needed. For more information, residents should contact the Village of Ossining Water Department at 914-941-4661 or visit their website at www.villageofossining.org or the Town of Ossining website at www.townofossining.com.
As usual, we have so much going on in the Town! It feels great to live in such a magnificent place and to be part of a community who truly cares about the process of making government work. We continue to be proud of the transparency with which we treat each issue that comes before us- a visit to the Town of Ossining web page will encourage you find out about everything we are working on or have worked on in the recent past. Sometimes, each of us gets frustrated with how things are going, or the speed (or lack of speed!) of a project or process, but is essential to understand that everything takes time if done right. Please don’t allow the agendas of others to influence the depth of your own research- investigate for yourself to determine what is best for you, your family and friends, and your Ossining neighbors.
Our meeting scheduled for Wednesday July 23rd is cancelled.
Our next meeting is August 13, 2014.
Town of Ossining Building & Planning
P.O. Box 1166 / 101 Route 9A
Ossining, NY 10562