Residents in parts of the village and town of Lima dealt with no water and then a boil water advisory on Friday, July 21.
Around 6:30 a.m., the village water system lost pressure due to a break in the water line from Lima to Honeoye Falls. The break led to water flowing out into a field on Route 15A and the draining of the village water tank. This resulted in low water pressure or no water pressure. As a result, several businesses were closed on Friday.
Crews were able to repair the break by about 4 p.m. on Friday. Village of Lima Highway Superintendent Ben Luft said it would take a few hours for the water tank to fill back up.
Because the loss of pressure in the water mains increases the chances that untreated water and harmful microbes can enter the water, the Livingston County Department of Health issued a boil water advisory for 2,100 residents, affecting all village residents and businesses as well as town residents and businesses located north of Rexon Street. The advisory remained in place until it was lifted about 1:30 p.m. on Monday (July 24), said Lima Town Supervisor Pete Yendell.