Officials say that fecal coliform bacteria was found in the water supply. This is a bacteria that can cause illness.
From the city:
"Focal coliforms and E. coil are bacteria whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with
human or animal wastes. Microbes in these wastes can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other
symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems."
The city is hopeful that they can lift the advisory on Monday.
The boil water notice does not cover the entire city. The notice covers just the area bordered by Mann Hall Avenue to the north, Mann Avenue to the east, Whitney Avenue to the south and the city limits to the west.
Officials say the water should be brought to a boil and then left at a boil for a full minute before using.
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