ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. - Just in time for Thanksgiving, a “boil water” order has been lifted in Ramapo.
A SUEZ spokesperson said on Wednesday that the order has been lifted, and it is no longer necessary for residents on select Ramapo streets to boil their water prior to consumption. Lab results have indicated that the water meets all safe drinking water standards.
A water main break led to the initial order from the Rockland County Health Department, which was issued on Monday for residents on South Pascack Road, Salci Court and Lillian Drive.
According to SUEZ, harmful microbes in drinking water can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, some elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems.
“SUEZ emergency crews will collect water samples to monitor the safety of the drinking water and submit all results to the Rockland County Department of Health for review. Once these results have been reviewed by the Department of Health, a decision will be made as to whether or not the boil water notice can be lifted. SUEZ will be responsible for communicating that information to their customers.”
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