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Monday, May 18, 2015


The Niagara County Dept. of Health has issued a drinking water advisory following a "backflow event" on Green Street.

This screenshot shows the approximate affected area for the water 
advisory issued by the Niagara County Dept. of  Health. 

"Our water system recently experienced a backflow event resulting in a lawn hydro seed product being introduced into the water supply this morning," according to an advisory issued by the Dept. of Health. "Although the chance is remote, contamination is of a concern, due to the introduction of the hydro seed product into the water distribution system (pipes)."

As a precautionary measure, the health department is issuing a "do not drink the water order" until water quality analysis confirms satisfactory water quality. Affected customers are advised to use bottled water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and preparing food until further notice.

All houses on affected blocks of Corinthia Street on the north to West Ontario to the south to Prospect Street to the east to Trowbridge Street to the west are affected by this do not drink order.

After the water is confirmed to be satisfactory, the health department will ask customers to flush all water taps for a minimum of five minutes or until the water runs clear. Hot water tanks should also be flushed for approximately 10 minutes.

The City of Lockport has been working diligently to flush the distribution system in the above area, according to the Niagara County Dept. of Health. Water quality sampling has been conducted and results should be available Wednesday. The City is in contact with the Niagara County Department of Health to ensure the water supply is safe and meets all water quality standards prior to lifting the do not drink order.

Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey said residents in the affected area can get drinking water from the city by bringing empty jugs to the Lockport Fire Department from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. until the situation is resolved.

McCaffrey also said that North Park and Anna Merritt will be open tomorrow. Both schools closed early today. The water fountains will be covered up ... and bottled water will be available ... "and they will have cold lunches that will be prepared without any water."

NOTE: Story updated at 5:56 p.m. to include comments from Mayor McCaffrey and again at 8:41 p.m. to include a map of the affected area.

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  1. can u boil the water and use it?

  2. Not to be too picky, but since I was a kid, this was always known as the "North End" of Lockport (North Transit = North End, West Ave = West End). It might sound trivial, but if I still lived in Lockport, and I was still in the North End, I might skim over this.

  3. +Marion Brown - Nothing we've seen would indicate that that's an acceptable strategy. You can get water from the Fire Dept. for free.

    +Jasek - Valid point. Thank you.

  4. Boiling it will not remove the hydroseed product from the water. Running your water will bring any contaminated water into your house and possibly damage your water meter by clogging it.

  5. has the drinking ban been lifted? and why did they not just shut the water off to the north end? I never found out till after eating dinner. No Landline phone? a neighbor told me.

  6. All houses on affected blocks of Corinthia Street on the north to West Ontario to the south to Prospect Street to the east to Trowbridge Street to the west are affected by this do not drink order. James L. Martin


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