Homeowners who use water in the city of Burlington, NC have been advised to boil their water until further notice.
A boil water advisory was issued by city officials last night (Thursday, July 15) after E. coli bacteria was discovered in a local residence.
The full advisory was shared on the city’s social media accounts.
In the statement, customers in the Village of Alamance, Gibsonville, Haw River, Elon, parts of Greensboro, Whitsett, Ossipee were also advised to boil their water until further notice.
It is reported that the bacteria was discovered in the public water supply during routine sampling. The city took immediate action and sampled water upstream and downstream.
Both samples tested negative for bacteria, suggesting an isolated incident. However, necessary precautions have been taken to comply with state and federal guidelines.
In its statement, the city said to expect a resolution within two days, but there is no definite timeline as of yet. Residents are being advised to boil their water for cooking, drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, and washing dishes, while investigations continue.
To learn more about how you should respond to a boil water advisory, click here.