CHAMPLAIN — The required public notice of coliform bacteria found in Village of Champlain water also concerns those in the Town of Champlain who have public water.In fact, the water line that tested positive for the bacteria is in the Town of Champlain, on Route 11 west of the Interstate 87 interchange. It covers five users, including McDonald's restaurant.The town buys its water from the village, which also maintains the system and performs the routine required testing.In April, two of six samples showed the presence of coliform bacteria, which could be an indicator that other, potentially harmful bacteria may be present.New York state says more than one positive sample within a month triggers the protocol that includes further testing and public notice.According to Village of Champlain Public Works Superintendent Ian Fasking, the bacteria was detected only on that one line. While the notice does not include a boil-water order, consumers may follow that precaution, boiling water for at least a minute before using it for consumption.For more information, call the Village Office at 298-4152 or Clinton County Health Department at 565-4870.
Also, throughout next week, beginning Monday, the village will be flushing hydrants. This includes the Landfill Water District and the Ridge Road Water District.Fasking wants users to know there may be some discoloration in the water when this is done.