Due to a large structure fire in the Village of Bath some BEGWS (Bath Electric, Gas, Water & Sewer) water customers may experience “dirty water”. Fire hydrants were utilized and more water wells had to be operated in order to keep up with the firefighting demand.
· The water is safe to drink and does not require boiling.
· If sediment is present in the water, let it settle before drinking. Sediment can also be removed by utilizing a coffee filter.
· DO NOT:
v Use Hot Water. (Flushing with warm water may draw rust into your water heater)
v Use Dish Washer
v Wash Clothes. (Washing clothes with discolored water may tint or stain garments)
· Open COLD water valve in line nearest to the water meter.
· Let run 20-30 minutes