Official: Rotterdam boil water order to continue at least into Tuesday

Crews Sunday work to fix a water main break on Curry Road
Crews Sunday work to fix a water main break on Curry Road

ROTTERDAM – The ongoing boil water order for Rotterdam is expected to remain in effect until at least Tuesday afternoon, town officials said Monday.

Water tests must be completed conducted after the early Sunday morning Curry Road water main break and results of the required second test won’t be known until after noon Tuesday, Rotterdam senior water operator Ian Bonthron said Monday morning.

Two rounds of bacteria testing must be passed for the county to consider lifting the order, Bonthron said.

The town dropped off the first round for testing Sunday evening and results were expected later Monday morning, he said. The town dropped off the second round this morning. Results of those tests aren’t expected to come in until between noon and 2 p.m. Tuesday, Bonthron said.

The Schenectady County Department of Environmental Health issued the order Sunday morning after the water main break near Altamont Avenue. The order covers all of Rotterdam, except Rotterdam Junction.

The break initially slowed or stopped water service to homes in the area. All water service has been restored, Bonthron said.

Curry Road at Altamont Avenue was also initially closed, but reopened by mid-morning Sunday as crews continued to patch the road.

Rotterdam residents should bring water to a boil for one minute and let it cool before drinking or using in cooking or use bottled water.

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