After Leak in Petersburgh Water System, New York State Department of Health Continues to Advise Residents to Use Bottled Water for Drinking, Cooking and Baby Formula

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 8, 2016) – The New York State Department of Health continues to advise Petersburgh residents on the town water supply to use bottled water for drinking, cooking, and preparing baby formula.

State and county officials were notified today of a leak in the Petersburgh water supply which forced the town to temporarily reactive well #2 – which tested above the EPA health advisory level of 70 parts per trillion in the past – in order to meet demand for non-drinking and non-cooking needs. The Department of Health is in constant communication with local officials and stands ready to assist with whatever is needed as the town works to fix the leak as quickly as possible.

Residents have been advised to use bottled water since February 2016, and free bottled water continues to be provided at Town Hall during the normal town clerk office hours:

  • Mon.: 10 am to 1 pm, 4 pm to 6 pm
  • Wed.: 10 am to 1 pm
  • Fri.: 10 am to 1 pm
  • Sat.: 10 am to noon

For those unable to pick up water at the Town Hall, water delivery is also available on Wednesdays from 6 pm to 8 pm and on Saturdays from 9 am to noon. More information about bottled water is available here.