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Health Officials Say Boil Water Notice Could Last for Days

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    Health Officials Say Boil Water Notice Could Last for Days
    NBC 5 News
    About 1,400 homeowners near Granbury are being warned to boil their water – for the fifth time in just the last year, Wednesday, August 1, 2018.

    Water company officials say customers of five public water systems serving parts of Narragansett and South Kingstown may need to boil their water for several more days.

    The state health department issued the boil water notice on Friday after e-coli bacteria was found during routine sampling by Suez Water, which sells water to the other local systems.

    About 38,000 residents are impacted.

    An online map shows the affected areas. There's also a list of the streets.

    Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce: Health Officials

    [NATL] Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce: Health Officials

    Health officials in the U.S. and Canada are urging people to stay away from all romaine lettuce and products after 32 people in 11 states were sickened by an E. coli outbreak.

    (Published 2 hours ago)

    Water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth and washing dishes should be boiled for at least one minute, or use bottled water. The department says young children shouldn't be bathed in this water because they may swallow it.

    E. coli can signal the presence of fecal matter.

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