Boil order in place for some Canandaigua and Hopewell residents

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (WHEC) — The City of Canandaigua put out a notice advising residents of certain sections for the City of Canandaigua, Town of Canandaigua, and Town of Hopewell to boil their water for drinking and culinary purposes until further notice.

At 12:30 a.m. on Friday, January 28, a water transmission main along between Jefferson Street and Ontario Street burst and was discovered at 6:00 a.m. The burst increases the chances that untreated water and harmful microbes could enter the water distribution system.

A New York State advisory says water should be boiled for at least three minutes before drinking it, using it to cook, or brushing teeth. After repairs are done, the City of Canandaigua will test the water and send out a notice when it is safe to go back to regular use.

The area advised to boil their water includes any property east of Main Street, north of Green Street and south of, but including Chapel Street.