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Precautionary Boil Water Advisory is Lifted for All Customers of Newport Water System

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is notifying customers of Newport Water System that the precautionary boil water advisory put in place on September 4 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 Saturday, September 4. --Replace water treatment filter cartridges. --Sanitize refrigerator water and ice makers. For more information on cleaning and sanitizing after a boil water advisory, visit or

For more information, contact HEALTH’s Information Line at 222-5960/RI Relay 711, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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