For Immediate Release


Date:               May 9, 2008

Contact:          Donald Weimer, Principal Engineer

Phone:             (315) 792-0320

Fax:                 (315) 792-0358


MVWA Crews Working To Repair Main Break

                       Boil Water Advisory Issued For Affected Area


May 9, 2008, 11:00 am.  Mohawk Valley Water Authority maintenance crews are working to repair a water main break which occurred at 12 AM on Kellogg Rd. in Town of New Hartford. As a result of this main break, customers in the following area are under a BOIL WATER ADVISORY:


            Kellogg Road   between Tibbitts Road and Oneida Street, including Edgebrook Pl.


Following the restoration of service, a boil water advisory will be in effect in the affected area for 48 hours, or until tests show the water is free from contamination. During this time, customers are advised to boil their water for at least two minutes before using it for drinking or cooking.


Customers are also advised against using any water that appears cloudy or discolored, especially hot water, since such usage will draw the water into the hot water tank, and customers will have to flush the tank once clear water becomes available. Customers should also avoid washing their clothes in discolored water, since it may contain sediments that could permanently stain their laundry.


The Mohawk Valley Water Authority will FAX additional information to media outlets as it becomes available. In addition, customers can obtain information on water test results by calling our main number at 792-0300, or by going to our web site at and clicking on “Water Advisory.”