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Dryden village residents told to boil water until further notice

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Residents of the Village of Dryden have been placed under a Boil Water Order following a significant water main break at the intersection of West Main Street and Mill Street on Friday afternoon, May 3. The break disrupted water service and caused a substantial drop in water pressure, raising the potential for contamination within the water system.


The Tompkins County Whole Health Department issued the order as a precautionary measure, adhering to New York State Department of Public Health regulations that mandate such actions when water pressure losses occur. Residents are advised to boil tap water for one minute and let it cool before using, or alternatively, to use bottled water certified by the New York State Department of Health. This precaution is recommended for drinking, food preparation, dishwashing, and oral hygiene.

The Village of Dryden’s Department of Public Works is actively working to restore water service and will continue to update the community as repairs progress and until the Boil Water Order is lifted.