Residents in Port Jervis need to continue to boil their water before they drink it. Why?
According to a press release dated, February 25 the water failed to meet a specific drinking standard.

We routinely monitor your water for turbidity (cloudiness). This tells us whether we are effectively filtering the water supply. Water samples for January 25th showed turbidity measurements over 1.0 turbidity units. The standard is that no samples may exceed 1.0 turbidity units at any time. Upon discovery; the problem was rectified and turbidity levels returned to normal. Normal turbidity levels at our plant are well below the New York State standard of 0.3 turbidity units.

What does this mean for you the consumer? That you should not drink the water without boiling it first. Let the water come to a complete boil and then allow to boil for one minute. Cool the water before using. Do you need to boil water for more than drinking or making ice cubes? Yes, you will need to do so before drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and food preparation until further notice.

For the most up to date information on the "Boil Water Advisory" for Port Jervis, visit the website for the City of Port Jervis [CLICK HERE]