Plan to help residents with contaminated well water


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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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