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New Hartford boil advisory lifted

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NEW HARTFORD (KWWL) -

UPDATE: The boil advisory for New Hartford has been lifted. New tests show there is no bacteria in the water.

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The New Hartford Water Supply is recommending to boil water before using for drinking or to use an alternative source.

They say they had a problem in the distribution system on Friday.

The system has been repaired, repressurized, and bacteria samples will be collected. This advisory is a precaution until bacterial sample results are available. 

It is recommended not to drink the water without boiling it first. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using it, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. The water may be used for bathing. 

For more information contact New Hartford Water Superintendent 319-983-2703 or City Hall at 319-983-2548. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1(800) 426-4791.

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