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Cayuga Co. Health issues boil water order for Aurora residents

Residents in Aurora are being asked to boil their water until further notice, after a press release was issued this morning.

According to that release, an “inadequate disinfection” resulted in the order, which may have resulted from a leak in a transmission water main at Wells College.

The health department noted that they started bypassing the storage tank on Tuesday, which means the water reaching the Village of Aurora has not seen adequate disinfection to ensure that it can be safely consumed.

Health officials say the order will likely remain active for the next several days. Anyone with additional questions can contact the Village of Aurora or the Cayuga County Health Department.

Among the rules during the boil water advisory, residents are asked to bring all water to a boil for one minute and then let it cool before drinking it, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and especially prior to making food.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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