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Cautionary Boil Water Advisory Lifted for One Charlestown Water System in Wake of Hurricane Sandy; Two Advisories Remain in Effect in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has lifted the cautionary boil water advisory issued after Hurricane Sandy to a Charlestown-based water system. Carousel Marketplace has corrected the problem and the water from this water system is safe to use and consume.

A total of 19 water systems were issued cautionary boil water advisories following Hurricane Sandy due to low or no pressure in their systems. Low or no pressure makes a water system vulnerable to contamination, inviting bacteria and other contaminants.

Cautionary boil water advisories for two water systems remain in effect. They are: * The Village on Chopmist Hill, Glocester; * YMCA Camp Fuller, Wakefield.

The water systems are working with HEALTH to correct the problems as soon as possible.

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Department or agency: Department of Health

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

Release date: 11-14-2012

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