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Boil water order issued for Whately after E. coli detected

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WHATELY, MA (WSHM) -

A boil water order has been issued to all residents in Whately after E. coli bacteria were found in several water samples.

E. coli are bacteria known for being present in human and animal waste.

According to the Whately Water Operator, the order tells residents to boil all water that was collected after Wednesday, July 10 for at least one minute or to use bottled water.

Boiling the water will kill the organisms and bacteria.

For more information on boil orders, visit, http://www.mass.gov/dep/water/drinking/boilordr.htm.

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