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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Due to a large structure fire in the village of Bath some customers may experience “dirty water”

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