The Examiner

Westchester County Lifts Boil Water Advisory

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The boil water advisory issued for Hawthorne, Valhalla and Thornwood and three other Westchester communities has been lifted based on results received Wednesday afternoon that drinking water in these communities is now safe for consumption. The Health Department will continue routine monitoring of all water supplies in Westchester County to ensure that drinking water quality remains satisfactory.
The boil water advisory was initiated on Sunday as a precaution due to high levels of turbidity (sedimentation) in the water in the Catskill Aqueduct, which is under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. Sediment impedes the water purification process. The turbidity was most likely due to the recent snow storms and increased precipitation.
For more information about water quality issues, residents can contact the company that supplies their public drinking water or visit

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