Customers of the City of Dunkirk water system no longer have to boil water or strictly limit water use.
The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services and the City of Dunkirk announced Saturday that the boil water and water conservation advisories in effect since Thursday morning have been lifted after water samples collected Thursday and Friday showed the water is safe to drink.
The advisories were issued after construction at the City of Dunkirk’s water plant caused a large leak on Thursday that could have allowed contaminants to enter the system, the health department said in a statement issued Saturday. The leak was repaired that day but health officials issued the boil water advisory as a precaution, according to statement.
The affected area included the City of Dunkirk and water districts in the towns of Dunkirk and Sheridan.