Rotterdam boil-water order lifted

Hollywood Avenue was impacted by broken water line

ROTTERDAM — The boil-water order issued for Hollywood Avenue after a water line broke there on Sunday has been lifted, according to town officials.

Schenectady County’s Department of Environmental Health issued the boil-water order Sunday for a stretch of Hollywood Avenue between Fairlane and Curry roads — essentially one long block of homes.

Repairs were completed Sunday, but the boil-water order remained in effect until Tuesday morning, until after water tested as bacteria-free for two days in a row. Town officials said the order was lifted as of 7:30 a.m.

People in the effected area are advised to let their taps run for five minutes to clear the lines before using the water.

The break came a week after a much larger incident that prompted the county to place nearly the entire town on a boil-water order. The county lifted that order on June 5.

The new break is also about three blocks from the location of last week’s break and two other breaks that happened in January. Town officials said last week they plan to work with a water engineer to get to the bottom of why there are so many breaks, though officials point to the age of the system, which was constructed in the 1960s.

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