A large water main break near the intersection of Moe Road and Sugarbush Drive has interrupted water service to most of the Clifton Park Water Authority’s customers.
Due to the fact that some of these customers may have experienced a zero-pressure or negative-pressure situation within the home, it is necessary for the authority to issue a boil-water advisory for the entire town water system.
Town officials said the advisory is a preventative measure issued to protect the health of the community from waterborne infectious agents.
Such advisories are issued only after careful consideration among representatives from public health, regulatory agencies and municipal departments, officials said. The advisory does not necessarily mean that a contaminant has been found to have entered the drinking water supply, officials said.
The boil-water advisory will remain in effect until testing confirms that the water is safe for public consumption. Updates to the boil-water advisory can be found on the Authority’s website at www.cpwa.org., or by calling 383-1122.
Officials said that most water advisories are initiated as precautionary measures only.
Customers are advised to take the following precautions: Create a supply of water for cooking, drinking and tooth brushing. 1. Bring the water to a rolling boil for 1 minute. Timing starts when the water starts to bubble. 2. Cool the water then place in clean containers for use or refrigerate. Hot soapy water can be used for dishwashing and kitchen/bathroom surface cleaning. As a precaution, add one tablespoon of bleach per gallon. Laundry water does not need to be treated. Water for showering does not need to be treated either.