Plan to help residents with contaminated well water

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OAKFIELD, N.Y. (WIVB) – A new plan is in the works to help Genesee County residents deal with contaminated water wells.

According to the Batavia Daily News, four farms have agreed to contribute more than one million dollars to help bring public water to affected resident. The proposed project includes parts of the Town of Batavia, Elba, Oakfield and Stafford.

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Tests by the health department have shown more than a dozen private water wells are contaminated with E.coli and coliform bacteria.

Residents are being told to boil their water.

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