UPDATE: Boil Advisory for Greenehaven Water Lifted
By Josh Alexander, originally posted on October 11, 2016
The boil advisory for Greenehaven residents has been lifted after tests revealed there were no longer bacteria in the water.
The boil advisory was put into effect on Friday after fecal coliforms were found to be present in Greenehaven’s water supply.
There is a boil advisory in effect for residents in Greenehaven after fecal coliform, or E. coli, bacteria, were found in the water supply last week.
The bacteria were found last Thursday and a boil advisory has been in effect since Friday.
Bacterial contamination can occur when increased run-off enters the drinking water source. It can also happen due to a break in the distribution system or a failure in the water treatment process.
Currently, Greenehaven Water Company is chlorinating and flushing the system. The boil advisory will be lifted when tests show no bacteria in the water.
It is anticipated that the problem will be resolved sometime this week.
In the mean time, Greenehaven residents should bring all water to a boil for at least one minute, then let cool before using. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation.