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Water main break causes boil order in Garwin

GARWIN (KWWL) -- They city of Garwin is under a boil order after a water main break that caused a loss of pressure.

The city says the water supply may be contaminated with fecal coliform or E. coli, which can cause sickness, especially in those with a weakened immune system.

Residents need to bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, then let it cool before using. Another alternative is to use bottled water.

Boiled or bottled water should be used for any consumption or food preparation, including washing dishes until further notice.

The city is working to fix the water main break and will notify residents when testing shows the water is clean and boiling is no longer necessary.

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