Herkimer County Fair under a boil water advisory

Wednesday night a main water valve broke at the Fairgrounds.

Posted: Aug 15, 2019 10:49 PM
Updated: Aug 16, 2019 1:55 PM

UPDATE AS OF 1:45 PM FRIDAY:

Herkimer County Fair Officials tell NewsChannel 2 that the first water samples from Friday monring's test came back negative.

The Fair however remains under the boil water advisory as a second sample is being submitted. The Fair will know Saturday weather they will be cleared by the Health Department to return to normal.

FRANKFORT, N.Y. - WKTV has learned there are some water issues at the Herkimer County Fair.

Richard Elthorp, the President of the Herkimer County Fair Association, tells NewsChannel 2 that sometime Wednesday night a main water valve broke at the Fairgrounds.

A crew was called in to fix it, only for it to break a second time.

People attending the Fair are still allowed to use the bathrooms, but to get a drink they need to use bottled water for now.

“We are a under a boil water... until tomorrow (Friday), when we take another sampling to Utica to have it tested so the health department can give us the all clear.” Elthorp said.

WKTV will be following up with Fair officials Friday. We will update this story as new information becomes available.

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