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Genesee County Health Dept News Release

Several of the initial water samples collected this week from private drinking water wells located near Batavia-Oakfield Townline Road east of Rt 63 and Lewiston Road south of Batavia-Oakfield Townline Road have confirmed bacteriological contamination of coliform bacteria and E. coli.

Residents who had their water tested and confirmed positive have been notified at this time. These organisms can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants and people with compromised immune systems. Residents in this area who are experiencing these symptoms should contact their medical provider.

Although the contamination has been confirmed the exact origin and extent cannot be determined without further analysis, the Genesee County Health Department will assist the DEC in this process in the near future.
Impacted residents are urged to continue to follow the instructions below until their water can be confirmed safe to drink. With the extent of the contamination unknown at this time, re-occurrence of contamination is possible.

If you are living in the identified area and would like your well water tested, please contact the Genesee County Health Department at (585) 344-2580 ext. 5525. There is no charge for this testing. 

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