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Albany issues boil water order

Albany issues boil water order

A boil water notice has been issued for the area of Madison Avenue from South Lake Avenue to Quail S

A boil water notice has been issued for the area of Madison Avenue from South Lake Avenue to Quail Street, Hudson Avenue from South Lake Avenue to Quail Street, and South Lake Avenue from Madison Avenue to Hudson, the Albany Water Department said.

Water should be boiled until further notice.

Bring tap water to a rolling boil, boil for one minute, and cool before using, or use bottled water certified for sale by the New York State Department of Health. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and preparing food.

After Tuesday's water main break, the mains lost pressure, which increases the chance that untreated water and harmful microbes can enter the pipes, officials said. Harmful microbes in drinking water can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms and may pose a special health risk for infants, some elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems. Officials say if you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you should seek medical advice.

Water pressure has been restored. A large water transmission main nearby is being repaired and other utilities damaged by the water main break are also being repaired.

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