Attn 12/22/2023 – the boil water advisory has been lifted for the village, except for Railroad Street, Park St., East Street, South Center and streets south of the railroad.
The Street and Water Commissioner has issued a Boil Water for ALL Village of Fonda Water Users.
- Action Required: Boil Water for Consumption
- Who is Affected: All Village of Fonda Water Users
- Reason: Increased Turbidity in the Water
- Cause: Excess Water Runoff from Recent Rains
- Effective Date: December 18, 2023
- How Long: Until Notified
Due to increased rains and water entering our reservoir and filtration processing system, issuing a boil water order is necessary.
The standard recommendation for boiling water is a FULL ROLLING BOIL for ONE MINUTE and COOL BEFORE USE. The term rolling boil facilitates communication and assures that an effective pasteurization temperature is reached to kill or inactivate waterborne pathogens. Some agencies recommend boiling for longer periods, but this extra time is unnecessary and can cause unnecessary power demand and increase safety concerns.
Can I use the water from the tap for other purposes?
You can continue to use tap water for bathing, showering, and washing dishes and clothes during a Boil Water Advisory, as long as you take precautions that no one drinks it. Toddlers and young children are most at risk of accidental ingestion during bathing, so need to be watched carefully.
Is it safe to use a dishwasher during a Boil Water Advisory?
If your dishwasher has a hot/sani-cycle, then it can be used during a Boil Water Advisory because it will still safely disinfect dishes. If it does not have this setting, you will need to soak dishes for 1 minute in a solution of 30ml (1 oz) of bleach mixed with 13.5 liters (3 gallons) of lukewarm water after taking them out of the dishwasher. Let dishes air dry.