UTICA – Some residents in the city of Utica are currently without water due to a water main break, and a boil water advisory will be in effect when it’s restored.
According to the Mohawk Valley Water Authority, maintenance crews are currently working to repair a main break at the intersection of Court Street and Lenox Avenue.
When service is restored, a boil water advisory will be in effect for a section of Court Street from Lenox Avenue to Saratoga Street, and for Lenox Avenue from Court Street to Green Street.
The boil water advisory will be in effect for 48 hours until laboratory testing confirms it can be lifted. During that time, customers are advised to boil their water for at least two minutes before using it for drinking or cooking.
Customers are also advised against using cloudy or discolored water, especially hot water, because it will draw water into the hot water tank and may require customers to flush their tank once clear water becomes available. Customers should also avoid washing clothes in discolored water because it could stain their laundry.