Tupper Lake is Under a Boil Water Order

The Village of Tupper Lake is under a Boil Water Order this morning..  The New York State Department of Health says residents using village water should not drink the water without boiling it first. The order has been issued as a precaution pursuant to section 1107 of the public health law due to the breakdown in Chlorine Disinfection Treatment. This is not the first time they’ve run into problems with disinfection byproducts.. One of the problems in Tupper Lake’s case is the technology they use, which doesn’t remove a lot of the pre-cursor chemicals for these disinfection by products..

Tupper Lake, is the beneficiary of an emergency grant to move to groundwater, and the project is now well on its way towards completion of a new system, but the process does take time..   The village is currently drilling about six test wells in two of the three sites they’ve identified and will measure flow and water quality so that they can decide where to ultimately build a new processing facility… 

AUDIO – 082913 – Tupper Lake Boil Water Order

In the meantime, from time to time the by products associated with chlorine disinfection are causing problems and because the level of these bi-products has exceeded the limits, the Boil Water Order has been issued to all users of water from the Tupper Lake Village Water Supply by the Department of Health and will remain in effect until two daily samples show no bacteriological contamination.

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