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Boil Water Notice lifted for Northern Erie County and UB North Campus

Published July 23, 2016 at 1:30 PM

The Erie County Water Authority announced Saturday, July 23, that the boil water advisory in effect for parts of Erie County (including UB’s North Campus) has been lifted. Individuals no longer need to boil their tap water and may begin to use water normally again.

Water samples collected from the affected areas were analyzed and determined to be negative for bacteria indicating that the water was not contaminated during the recent water main break.

Specific questions about this issue should be directed to:

Customer Service of the Erie County Water Authority at 716-849-8444

Erie County Department of Health at 716-961-6800

For more information, visit:

http://www2.erie.gov/

http://www.amherst.ny.us/

http://www2.erie.gov/exec/index.php?q=press/update-boil-water-notice-lifted

http://www2.erie.gov/health/

Northern Erie County water main break and boil water information for UB North Campus

Published July 22, 2016 at 11:00 AM

The Boil Water Notice remains in effect for portions of Erie County affected by the July 20 water main break, including UB's North Campus. New information will be provided when it is made available by the Erie County Department of Health.

Published July 21, 2016 at 10:01 AM

On July 20, the Erie County Water Authority reported a water main break affecting a widespread area in northern Erie County, including UB’s North Campus.  Service has been restored, however, according to the Erie County Department of Health, when a water main loses pressure it increases the chance that untreated water and harmful microbes can enter the water system.

According to the Erie County Health Department, it is likely that individuals will need to boil water for the next 2-3 days until the safety of the water quality is confirmed. Those who cannot boil water should use bottled water.  Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and preparing food until further notice by the Department of Health.  UB Campus Dining and Shops has taken the necessary precautions to ensure that all on-campus food and beverages are safe for consumption.  

Erie County Water Authority is currently testing water quality throughout the affected area. This will take several days and test results will be submitted to Erie County Department of Health. This process will determine when the boil water advisory can be lifted.

The university will continue to receive updates from the Erie County Water Authority as well as the Town of Amherst. This affects UB’s North Campus only, not UB’s South or Downtown Campus

Specific questions about this issue should be directed to:

Customer Service of the Erie County Water Authority at 716-849-8444

Erie County Department of Health at 716-961-6800

For more information, visit:

http://www2.erie.gov/

http://www.amherst.ny.us/

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