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Boil advisory in place as water system retested for E.coli

February 21, 2018

DANBY, Vt. (AP) — A small water system in Vermont remains under a boil-water advisory as officials run tests to see if E. coli contamination has been cleared up.

Recent tests found the bacteria in a water system serving parts of Danby and Mount Tabor. The water system’s operator, Brad Bender, tells the Rutland Herald more tests are being run this week and the advisory will be lifted if they all come back clean.

Bender says chlorine was used to decontaminate the spring that provides most of the system’s water. Its 50,000-gallon reservoir was also being treated.

Officials have said water from the system should be boiled for a minute before being consumed. They say it is safe for bathing.

Authorities suspect the contamination came from the feces of a wild animal.


Information from: Rutland Herald, http://www.rutlandherald.com/

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