About 800 people in Port Edwards have received notices of the possible presence of coliform bacteria in their drinking water.
On Monday, the water system was treated with chlorine and the system was flushed, after samples taken on October 9 and October 12 indicated the presence of coliform bacteria.
According to the notice handed out to residents, three homes on the branch line that tested positive were notified immediately and were asked to flush their lines and boil their water.
The notice was given to other residents has a precautionary measure. Those affected were asked to throw away ice cube, baby formula or any other food item made with water last week.
Utility Manager, Joseph Terry says elevated chlorine levels are still present in the water and he expects them to return to normal by Friday.
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