The Cayuga County Health Department has ssued a Boil Water Order for the Village of Cato on Monday and advises that persons in the affected area not drink the
water without boiling it first. Repairs being conducted to the water distribution system in the Village of Cato has created a loss of water pressure which may allow disease causing organisms to enter the water system.
Residents are advised to bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water certified for sale by the New York State Department of Health. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and food preparation until further notice.
Once the repairs are completed, the village will take samples to confirm there is no contamination in the distribution system. It is anticipated that the Boil Water Order will remain in effect for a few days. The Health Department will notify individuals in the Village of Cato when they no longer need to boil their water.
If you have questions, contact the Cayuga County Health Department at 315-253-1560 or the Cayuga County Environmental Health Division at 315-253-1405.