Village of Dansville
Dansville under “boil water notice”
The Livingston County Department of Health has issued a “boil water notice” for the Village of Dansville today after Escherichia coli, or E. coli bacteria was found in two water samples Tuesday. The New York State Department of Health considers any confirmed E. coli sample to be a public health hazard.
According to a county health department press release, E. coli can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches or other symptoms. These maladies pose special risks for infants, some elderly, and people with compromised immune systems. Symptoms are not just caused by harmful microbes in drinking water.
The Village of Dansville water plant operators are working with the county health department to resolve the issue. In the meantime, public water users are being asked to boil tap water for one minute or use bottled water for drinking, ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth or preparing food until further notice.
For more information, contact the Village of Dansville at 335-5330 or the Livingston County Health Department at 243-7280. You may also reach the Department of Health after business hours after hour on the weekends by calling the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office at 243-7100.