The Onondaga County Health Department has lifted the Boil Water Order for the residents served by the Town of DeWitt Water Department. The Boil Water Order was issued on Friday, October 4 when test results from routine sampling confirmed the presence of coliform bacteria.
The Town of DeWitt Water Department spent the weekend flushing the system and increasing the chlorine levels in the water. Two consecutive follow up tests have confirmed no presence of coliform. Although tap water is now safe to drink, residents are advised to flush their water by running all of their taps on full for at least five minutes before drinking any water.
It is important to note that the Town of DeWitt is one of the few municipalities in Onondaga County that maintains and monitors their own public water systems independent of the Onondaga County Water Authority.
For more information visit www.ongov.net/health/env/boilwater.html or call the Onondaga County Health Department, Division of Environmental Health at 315.435.6600.