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Lockport water safe to drink


Wed, May 20th 2015 07:15 pm

City of Lockport water backflow event on Green Street

Water customers of a section of the City of Lockport located south of Outwater Park were notified Monday of a potential problem with their drinking water and were advised, as a precaution, not to drink the water.

The Niagara County Department of Health reported Wednesday the sampling results verified the public water supply is safe to drink. Officials apologized for any inconvenience and thanked residents for their patience.

The Department of Health requests residents flush all of their water taps (after removing the aerator screen) for a minimum of five minutes or until the water runs clear. It is recommended residents run their bathtub faucet, initially, since it draws a large amount of water and is not screened. Hot water tanks should also should be flushed for approximately 10 minutes.

Instructions for flushing a hot water tank can be found online at www.youtube.com/watch?v=18Z3SYhhjgI.

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