Boil Water Order Issued for Parts of City of Binghamton & Town of Dickinson
UPDATE: The Boil Water advisory has been lifted.
Original story 7/7/22
A Boil Water Order is in effect for some portions of the City of Binghamton and the Town of Dickinson due to a water main break on the west side of Binghamton.
City officials say the break on Thomas Road was discovered on the morning of July 6 and repairs were made.
Due to concerns about the potential of bacterial intrusion into the system, the City of Binghamton, Town of Dickinson and Broome County Health Department issued a Boil Water Order for the following streets in the two municipalities:
City of Binghamton and Town of Dickinson
- Conti Ct.
- Bellaire Ave.
- La Grange St.
- Birchwood Dr.
- Loretta Dr.
- Clifton Ave.
- Packard St.
- Glenwood Rd. (Including BT BOCES and BDC)
- Penny Ln.
- Longview Ave.
- Ridge St.
- Maiden Ln.
- Thomas Rd.
- Meadow Ln.
- Valley View Dr.
- Pulaski St.
- Legacy Bay Apartments
- Sowden St.
- Stephen Dr.
- Sunset Dr.
- Thomas Rd.
Residents and businesses in the impacted neighborhoods are advised to bring all water to a boil and let it boil for one minute and let it cool before using. Bottled water, certified by the New York State Department of Health can also be used.
The official advisory states: "DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST."
Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice.
Health officials say boiling drinking water for at least a minute kills most bacteria and other organisms in the water.
The statement warns: "Harmful microbes in drinking water can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. Inadequate disinfection may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems. The symptoms above are not caused just by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice."
Officials say residents will be informed when bacteriological tests show that no harmful bacteria are present, and you no longer need to boil your water.
For more information, residents can contact the City of Binghamton, Town of Dickinson or the Broome County Health Department at 778-2887
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