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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

BOIL WATER ADVISORY

Residents of the Park Ridge Apartment complex and those who live along 25th Street are advised to boil water before drinking it after an early morning water break Tuesday decreased pressure in distribution pipes, increasing the chance that harmful bacteria could enter the city’s water system, officials said.

The system lost pressure around 4 a.m. after a 12-inch water main broke in the apartment complex.

According to water plant officials, the break has been isolated and city crews are currently working to repair the broken line and return service to residents within the next 72 hours.

Residents are advised to boil water for one minute and let it cool before drinking it or using it for making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further novice.

The water currently being distributed to this area may contain harmful microbes which could cause nausea, diarrhea, cramps, headaches and other symptoms, posing an increased health risk for infants, elderly residents, and those with compromised immune systems.

Those who experience persistent symptoms should seek medical advice.

For more information individuals can contact the city of Troy at 237-0319 or the Rensselaer County Department of Health at 270-2632.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Curious why you haven't included any of the Troy PBA issues in the blog. The comments attached to the stories have been quite interesting; what are you afraid of?

December 9, 2008 at 10:28 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get your own Blog, your scary enough for anybody--
U pick'em Tom-- your doing just fine

December 10, 2008 at 12:22 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Posting something that criticized the Republicans? Are you crazy? How could Record reporters get themselves lined up for admin jobs down the road if they did that!

December 11, 2008 at 11:43 AM 

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