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Health advisory: Blue-green algae toxins found in Village of Rushville water supply

Health advisory: Blue-green algae toxins found in Village of Rushville water supply

October 12, 2018 04:39 AM

The New York State Department of Health issued an important health advisory Thursday regarding blue-green algae toxins found in the Village of Rushville's public water supply. 

The health department is urging residents served by the Village of Rushville's Public Water Supply and the Middlesex Water District to use an alternate source of water for both drinking and cooking. 

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The water, however, is acceptable for other household uses that do not involve consumption such as washing hands, washing dishes, bathing, cleaning and flushing toilets. 

It is important to note that boiling water and in-home treatment will not remove the algae. 

News10NBC found out that algae blooms in Canandaigua Lake caused the issue. 

If you have questions or concerns, call the following numbers for assistance; Ontario County (585) 396-4343, Yates County at (315) 536-5160, Village of Rushville (585) 554-3415.  

Additionally, the New York State Department of Health Geneva District Office can be reached at (315) 789-3030 or the NYSDOH's Bureau of Water Supply Protection at (518) 402-7650.

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