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Cautionary Boil Water Advisories Issued for Seven Water Systems Due to Low or No Pressure

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is issuing cautionary boil water advisories for the following water systems as a result of loss of system pressure:

Charlestown: * Castle Rock Condominiums, 401-463-8448 * Carousel Marketplace, 401-578-4171 * Charlestown Commons, 401-364-3388 * Lakeview LLC and Charlestown Early Learning Center, 203-650-3558

Chepachet: Chimera Inc., 401-783-4538

Exeter: Shady Acres, Inc., 401-295-8520

Glocester: The Village on Chopmist Hill, 401-849-7442

HEALTH recommends that water being used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, cooking, or bathing of infants should be boiled for one minute and allowed to cool before using. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. Bottled water can also be used.

The water systems have experienced low or no water pressure, which can affect water quality and safety. Low or no pressure makes a water system vulnerable to contamination, inviting bacteria and other contaminants. The water system is working closely with HEALTH to correct the problem as soon as possible.

This boil water advisory is in effect until further notice from HEALTH. Customers of the affected water systems are asked to contact neighbors who may not be aware of this advisory.

For information, contact the public water systems at the phone numbers listed above. For general information about drinking water, contact HEALTH's Information Line at 401-222-5960, Monday Friday, 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. For information on guidelines for food establishments during and after a boil water advisory, visit www.health.ri.gov/emergency/about/boilwateradvisories

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Department or agency: Department of Health

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

Release date: 10-31-2012

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