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New Rotterdam boil water order issued - this time for one block

New Rotterdam boil water order issued - this time for one block

The new boil water order covers a stretch of Hollywood Avenue between Fairlane and Curry roads
New Rotterdam boil water order issued - this time for one block
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ROTTERDAM -- The Schenectady County Department of Environmental Health has issued another boil water order in Rotterdam after a water main break, though this order covers a much smaller area of the town.

The new boil water order covers a stretch of Hollywood Avenue between Fairlane and Curry roads, essentially one long block, according to Schenectady County's Facebook page.

The break and boil water order follow a break last Sunday that prompted the county to place nearly the entire town on a boil-water order. The county lifted that order Tuesday.

The new break is also about three blocks from the location of last week's break and two other breaks from January. Town officials said this past week that it plans to work with a water engineer to get to the bottom of those breaks.

Those under a boil water order should not drink the water without boiling it first. All water should be boiled for one minute and let to cool before using. Residents can also use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills most bacteria and other organisms in the water, the county's notice reads.

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