VILLAGE OF NASSAU
DRINKING WATER WARNING
[BOIL WATER ADVISORY] Loss of pressure in the Village of Nassau water
BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING
At about 8:30am on February 13, 2015 our water system lost pressure due to water main
break. When the distribution pipes and mains lose pressure it increases the chance that
untreated water and harmful microbes could enter the system.
What should I do?
DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to
a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water
certified for sale by the New York State Department of Health. Boiled or bottled
water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes,
and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills most bacteria and other
organisms in the water.
Harmful microbes in drinking water can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or
other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, some elderly, and
people with severely compromised immune systems. The symptoms above are not just
caused by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and
they persist, you may want to seek medical advice.
What is being done?
Village of Nassau DPW is in the process of repairing the broken pipes. We will inform
you when tests confirm that no harmful bacteria are in the system and you no longer need
to boil your water. We anticipate resolving the problem within 48 hrs.
For more information, please contact Melissa Turner-Bulan of the Village of Nassau
Clerks Office at 518-766-3044 ext 2 or Rich Elder at the Rensselear County Health
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water,
especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people
in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting
this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.