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Health Department Lifts Precautionary Boil Advisory for United, Narragansett Point Judith, Narragansett North End, South Kingstown South Shore, South Kingstown Middlebridge Customers

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is notifying customers of the United, Narragansett Point Judith, Narragansett North End, South Kingstown South Shore, South Kingstown Middlebridge that the precautionary boil water advisory put in place earlier this week has been lifted. The water is safe to use for drinking, cooking and bathing infants and no longer needs to be boiled before use.

Water testing from multiple points in the distribution system confirms that the water system does not contain bacteria. All of the water systems will resume routine testing of the water quality and will continue to report results to HEALTH.

Customers and businesses are advised to: --Flush faucets that have not been used since Tuesday, July 6. --Replace water treatment filter cartridges. --Sanitize refrigerator water and ice makers. For more information on cleaning and sanitizing after a boil water advisory, visit http://www.health.ri.gov/environment/dwq/households.php or http://www.health.ri.gov/environment/dwq/boiladvisory.php

For more information, HEALTH’s Information Line at 222-5960/RI Relay 711.

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Department or agency: Department of Health

Online: http://www.health.ri.gov

Release date: 07-08-2010

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