3 NJ Towns Under Boil Water Advisory After Traces Of E. Coli Found In Groundwater Sample

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RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Three New Jersey towns are under a boil water advisory after traces of fecal E. coli was found in a groundwater sample during a routine test.
Ridgewood Water issued the advisory for portions of Ridgewood, Wyckoff and all of Glen Rock.
The advisory comes after a sample earlier this week from a raw groundwater source tested positive for E. coli before any treatment, the company said.
Ridgewood Water said boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, cooking, ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and any other food preparation until further notice.
It said water should boil for one minute and allowed to cool before using.
Parents have also been notified.
So far, no cases of illness have been reported, CBS2’s Magdalena Doris reported.
It also noted that water coming from the source is disinfected before being distributed to customers and said no distribution system samples have tested positive for fecal indicators or any other bacteria.
For more information, please contact Ridgewood Water at 201-670-5520.

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