SOUTH DAYTON — A boil water order for the village was lifted Wednesday morning.
Mayor Robert Killock explained that a water main break caused a loss of service for some residents, which led to the boil order.
“Saturday the 26th we had a water main break that was in a difficult position. It was in a bad area to get to. It took us approximately 16 hours to do the repair,” he said. “Because some residents were without water for a certain time, a boil order was needed.”
Though water was available again for all of South Dayton by Saturday afternoon, Killock said the boil order stayed on until Wednesday because Cattaraugus County Health Department officials were unavailable to get test samples until Monday.
“This morning, we got the second sample and it was good to go,” he said Wednesday. By state law, any municipality that enacts a boil water order must receive at least 48 hours’ worth of clean tests before lifting it.