STOCKBRIDGE, NY - A boil water notice has been issued for residents in the Stockbridge Water District.
The City of Oneida Water Department says water in Stockbridge has tested positive for elevated coliform. Coliform bacteria are used as an indicator that other potentially harmful microbes may be present.
The department says a sample of water collected Tuesday tested positive, and another sample will be taken on Thursday.
The boil water notice applies to both residents and businesses in the Stockbridge Water District. Customers are advised to bring their tap water to a rolling boil for one minute, or use bottled water certified by the state department of health. Boiled or bottled water should be used for cooking and cleaning until further notice.
For more information customers can call the Stockbridge Water District at 315-363-0999 or the Madison County Health Department at 315-366-2526.