UPDATE: Boil advisory lifted for East Chicago

By Times Staff, originally posted on November 19, 2016


EAST CHICAGO — A 48-hour boil advisory for the entire city was lifted Saturday, an official said.

East Chicago issued the advisory Thursday after a drop in pressure in a high service water line, said Pete Harretos, plant manager for the water works.

The city ran two sets of bacteria tests Thursday and Friday, with results coming back negative for the presence of bacteria both times, Harretos said. That prompted the city to lift the boil advisory at noon Saturday.

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