AFTON — The Village of Afton issued a boil water advisory on Saturday, September 16, due to E. coli bacteria found in the the water system and reported in one out of two drinking water samples. The order was lifted yesterday.
Officials said the original finding may have been the result of a sample error.
Director of Environmental Health Services David Gorman said based upon the repeat sampling results, the Chenango County Health Department has lifted the boil water order. The water supply currently meets the minimum standard for Public Water Supplies pursuant to the New York State Sanitary Code Part 5, subpart 5-1. Residents may now resume normal water activity, reported the department.
“We were notified a little after close on Friday and collected the first sample on Saturday,” said Gorman.
Gorman explained it takes between 20 to 30 hours to receive samples back from the lab. The most recent update at 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday, September 19; showed clear water from previous samples.