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After dealing with nearly 1,500 leaks in its system in 2015, the Erie County Water Authority decided to get serious. It has made progress, but much more needs to be done.

Niagara Falls Mayor's Office

Thursday should be the day a major water main break in Niagara Falls is finally fixed.

Niagara Falls Water Board

The Niagara Falls Water Board will be holding a special meeting Thursday morning to approve a contractor to repair a major water main break that has disrupted the city's water supply since Friday.

Nigara Falls Mayor's Office

The Niagara Falls Water Board says at this point, it does not know how long it will take to fix a broken water main that supplies much of the city of Niagara Falls.


The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services has issued a mandatory order to boil and conserve water for residents of the Village of Fredonia and the Town of Pomfret.

Southtowns water restrictions lifted

Aug 14, 2017
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The Erie County Water Authority has lifted the temporary water restrictions for the Southtowns they put in place while repairing a major water main break at their Sturgeon Point treatment plant, calling it the most difficult repair in the ECWA's 68-year history.

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A political rift has developed between the County Executive's office and the leadership of the Erie County Water Authority.

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A candidate for State Senate is releasing a report that suggests Erie County is among the worst polluters of water in all of New York, and it has its aging sewer system to blame. Her report also includes some proposed solutions that would see a mix of state, federal and private dollars put to work to ease the discharge of sewage into potential drinking water sources.

Numerous water line breaks keeping ECWA busy

Jul 25, 2016

Crews from the Erie County Water Authority have had their hands full since last week's break along a major line that affected up to a quarter million customers. Since then, they've addressed a half-dozen other breaks, including the latest early Monday afternoon in Amherst, not far from last week's bigger burst.


For medical facilities like the Sisters of Charity Hospital St. Joseph Campus in Cheektowaga, water safety protocol was necessary to continue servicing patients.

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More than 200,000 area residents are still under a boil water advisory due to a water main break earlier this week.

A "boil water" notice continues for communities in the northtowns affected by Wednesday night's water main break, though there was positive news from the Erie County Health Department Friday.

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Senator Charles Schumer says he's trying to get more federal money to help update local water and sewer projects,. His comments follow a major water line breaking in Amherst this week.

The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services is asking all customers in the Village of Sinclairville to conserve water and boil all water before using for drinking and cooking.