UPDATE: Boil water advisory in effect in Oswego County

Boil water advisory in effect in Oswego County

UPDATE -- 10 a.m. Tuesday -- The Village of Phoenix said a water main break has been repaired, but is asking residents to continue to boil water until further notice.

The boil water advisory is in effect for Phoenix and portions of the Town of Schroeppel.

The Village of Phoenix says a water main break on Lock Street near County Route 12 caused an increased risk of untreated water and harmful microbes entering the water supply.

The advisory warns that harmful microbes in drinking water can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms and may pose a special health risk for infants, some elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems.

Officials say people living in the area should bring tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and cool before using or use bottled water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and preparing food until further notice.

Bacteria samples will be collected now that the break is repaired, but it is likely that water will need to be boiled for the next two to three days.

Neighbors will be informed when the tests results show that the water is safe.

The Red Cross has set up a shelter at the Palermo United Methodist Church in Fulton for anyone impacted by the water outage.

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