October 13, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 13, 2018) - The Do Not Drink Advisory for the Village of Rushville's Public Water Supply, including customers in the Middlesex Water District, is discontinued. Samples collected on 10/11/2018 and 10/12/2018 confirmed that the blue-green algae toxin microcystin no longer exceeds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's health advisory level in water delivered to consumers. The water is acceptable for drinking, food preparation and all other household uses.

Testing completed on Friday 10/12 and Saturday 10/13 returned results of less than 0.3 micrograms per liter in finished water, below the EPA's 10-day Health Advisory Level of 0.3 micrograms per liter of microcystins for bottle fed infants and children under 6 years old. Thursday's test results of 0.66 micrograms per liter of microcystins in finished water exceeded that advisory level, but were below the EPA's health advisory level of 1.6 micrograms per liter for individuals not included in that group. Out of an...

October 11, 2018

This afternoon, the New York State Department of Health issued a Do Not Drink advisory for water customers served ONLY by the Village of Rushville's public water supply, including customers in the hamlet of Middlesex water district. 
 
The advisory came after a sample that was collected on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 came back with 0.66 ug/L (micrograms per liter) of microcystin in the finished drinking water.  Microcystin is a toxin produced by Blue Green Algae.  This level is higher than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 10-day Health Advisory level of 0.3 micrograms per liter of microcystins for bottle fed infants and children under 6 years old. For individuals not included in that group, the EPA's health advisory level is 1.6 micrograms per liter. However, out of an abundance of caution, the state is recommending all consumers of Rushville water do not consume water at this time. Confirmatory samples are being collected and tested at the Wadsworth Center, the NYSDOH's public...

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