Share this article

print logo

Residents of Lockport’s north end advised not to drink the water

LOCKPORT – Lockport issued a drinking water advisory for parts of the city Monday afternoon after a lawn hydro seed product was introduced into the water supply on Green Street.

The chance on contamination was called remote but still a concern, after the product accidentally backflowed into pipes on Green Street.

An order to not drink the water was issued for the public water system until the quality of the water can be certified by the state Department of Health.

Areas affected in the north include all houses on Corinthia Street – south to West Ontario Street, east to Prospect Street and west to Trowbridge Street.

Those in the affected area are asked to use bottled water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and preparing food until further notice

Water sampling has been conducted and results should be available by Wednesday, city officials said. In the meantime the city is working to flush the filtration system in the area.

When the water is confirmed to be satisfactory, residents will be instructed to flush all of their own water taps, after removing their aerator screens, for a minimum of five minutes or until the water runs clear. Hot water tanks should be flushed for approximately 10 minutes.