Update: The advisory has been lifted by Yates County Public Health
Yates County Public Health has issued a “Do Not Drink Water” advisory for anyone using water from the Village of Rushville Public Water Supply system. This water advisory includes customers from the Middlesex Water District.
Samples collected by the Village of Rushville Public Water Supply show a blue-green algae toxin called microcystin was detected in the drinking water. It entered the water supply due to blue-green algae blooms occurring in Canandaigua Lake, which is the source water for Rushville’s public water supply.
The village of Rushville’s Public Water Supply is working with the New York State Department of Health and Ontario and Yates Counties to provide bottled water for residents while the advisory remains in effect.
Residents with questions or concerns can call the following numbers for assistance:
Ontario County (585) 396-4343
Yates County (315) 536-3160
Village of Rushville (585) 554-3415
The State Dept. of Health Geneva District Office can be reached at (315) 789-3030 or the Bureau of Water Supply Protection at (518) 402-7650
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