E. Coli Bacteria Found in Unadilla’s Water Distribution System; Boil Water Notice in Effect
– The Village of Unadilla detected E. coli bacteria in its distribution system and is warning residents to boil water before using it.
The boil water notice is in effect until further notice.
Village official Corinne Zahn says they are distributed notices to the post office, bank and community center, and are in the process of hand-delivering flyers door-to-door.
She hopes the notice will last for only a short-time.
“We found E. coli bacteria indicating the need to look for potential problems in the water treatment or distribution,” the release said.
“When this occurs, we are required to conduct an assessment to identify problems and to correct any issues that were found during these assessments.” Do not drink the water without boiling first.
Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using.
Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, dishes and food preparation.
Boiling the water kills organisms.
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