UTICA, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The Mohawk Valley Water Authority has issued a Boil Water Advisory for South Utica on Wednesday, September 27.

Crews are working to repair a water main break in the border of the town of New Hartford and the City of Utica. Once water service is restored, the advisory will go into effect.

The following area is under the advisory:

  • Mohawk Street eastbound to Sherman Drive,
  • Sherman Drive southbound to Pleasant Street, which includes
  • Pleasant Street proper, Waterford Lane and Hingham Road.

The Boil Water Advisory will be in effect for the affected area for approximately 48 hours until laboratory testing confirms the advisory may be lifted. During this time, customers are advised to boil their water for at least two minutes before using it for drinking or cooking.

Customers are also advised not to use any water that appears cloudy or discolored – especially hot water. Usage of cloudy or discolored hot water will draw the water into the hot water tank, which may require customers to flush their tank once clear water becomes available.

Customers should also avoid washing their clothes in discolored water, since it may contain sediment that could permanently stain their laundry.