Schenectady County

Boil water order issued in Delanson following water main break


DELANSON — A boil water order was issued Wednesday following a water main break on Railroad Avenue.  

The break was first identified at 11:30 a.m. and the boil water order was handed down around 2 p.m. as crews worked to identify the location of the break, according to the village’s website.

At around 5 p.m., the break was identified in the area of Railroad Avenue and the water main located along the roadway was shut down. Crews will begin repairs in the morning, according to a message on the website.

“The water main on Railroad Ave has been shut off so the rest of the Village will have water,” the message reads. “The boil water notice will remain in effect until testing on the water is complete.”

Meanwhile, all residents with “addresses served by the village of Delanson water supply” should bring all water to a rolling boil for one minute and then let it cool before using, or use bottled water instead, according to the order, issued by the Schenectady County Department of Environmental Health.


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“Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice,” the order reads. 

Once the water main break has been repaired a series of tests must be completed to confirm that no harmful bacteria is present in the system before the order can be lifted.

It’s unclear how long the order will remain in place, though the order states that the matter will likely be resolved “within a few days.”

Anyone seeking additional information should contact the Delanson Water Department at 518-895-8926 or Schenectady County Public Health Services at 518-386-2818.

Contact reporter Chad Arnold at: 518-410-5117 or [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter: @ChadGArnold. 

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