SUNY Fredonia repairs broken lines

The water has been restored to all of the Andrews Complex on the SUNY?Fredonia campus. Toilets and showers are now available for use.

However, the Chautauqua County Health Department has now advised the campus that all occupants of the Andrews Complex Residence Hall should not ingest the tap water at this time, and should instead use bottled water for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until it can test the safety of the water in the Hemingway, Hendrix, Igoe and Schulz residence halls.

Please note that this is standard operating procedure during a situation like this, and there is no indications that there are any issues with the actual water quality.

All drinking fountains have been bagged and signs have been posted throughout all four residence halls with this information.

The village of Fredonia was scheduled to collect water samples first thing Wednesday morning and analyze them at the Chautauqua County Department of Health. Results are typically available within 24 hours. Thus, this notice will continue until at least this afternoon.

Showers and toilet facilities, however, are now available and safe to use.

The college will continue to offer bottled water to all students residing in the Andrews Complex until the water is safe to consume.