Brocton ends boil-water advisory

BROCTON – Village Mayor Dave Hazelton has announced the boil-water order for customers has ended. Hazelton made the announcement before noon Friday.

Customers in Brocton and the town of Portland had been under a boil-water advisory since Wednesday morning. The advisory was due to a water main break that occurred Tuesday evening. According to Brocton Highway Superintendent Tom Allen, the leak took about 12 hours to fix. The problem was caused by a shutoff valve on a water pipe for a fire hydrant on Highland Avenue.

“The valve held together 10 bolts which were rusted away and caused water pressure to blow the valve and cause the leak,” Hazelton told the OBSERVER earlier in the week.

Allen said the pipe was old and this is the first time in several years the village had a problem of this nature. The Chautauqua County Department of Health began testing village water Wednesday morning and continued through Thursday.

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