SINCLAIRVILLE , NY - The Chautauqua County Health Department is issuing a boil water advisory for residents who use the Village of Sinclairville water supply.
Officials say a major leak in one of the water mains caused a a drop in pressure and partial loss of water in the Village's water system.
According to Health Department officials, "When the distribution pipes and water mains lose pressure, it increases the chance that untreated water and harmful microbes could enter the system."
The Health Department advises residents to boil the water for one minute then let it cool down before using for cooking and drinking.
Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice.
It should take about 24 hours to fix the water main leak.