UPDATE: Boil water order ended

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The boil water order covering several towns and villages in northern Erie County has been lifted, after negative tests of water samples announced Saturday morning, according to the Erie County Department of Health.

The Erie County Water Authority had extended the boil water advisory Saturday morning, but the Health Department’s notice came shortly after that.

The tests indicated no sign of bacterial growth.  The advisory took effect after a 36-inch water main break in Amherst.

The communities where the boil water advisory is ended are:  Towns of Amherst, Clarence, Lancaster, Newstead, Cheektowaga north of Broadway; and Villages of Williamsville, Lancaster and Depew.

The end of the boil water advisory means that staff and patients can resume normal water use at the St. Joseph Campus of Sister’s Hospital on Harlem Road in Cheektowaga, the facility confirmed in an email late Saturday morning.  Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Amherst made a similar announcement, but adding ice machines must be sanitized before they can be used.

Communities in Genesee County affected by the advisory can start using water normally again, including: Towns of Pembroke and Darien, Village of Corfu, according to the Monroe County Water Authority.  The MCWA procures water for those communitites from the ECWA.

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