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Bacteria Found in Columbus Water Supply

Boil Order Remains in Effect Across City, Surrounding Area Through Sunday

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COLUMBUS, Ind. A boil water order was issued in Columbus Friday after E. coli was detected in the city’s water supply.

E. coli was detected in the city pipes on Wednesday during a routine sampling, according to City Utilities Director Keith Reeves. A follow-up test on Thursday did not indicate any contamination in the city’s pipes, but was found in a well located in Bartholomew County.

All water used for drinking purposes, preparing foods and washing dishes should be boiled for at least one minute then cooled. All supply wells must be retested until the order expires on Sunday.

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