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Information for Private Well Owners

Due to the excessive snow from the Winter Storm and from rainfall on Monday, some private wells may be impacted. The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) reminds Rhode Islanders who lost water pressure or have a flooded well head (surrounded by water), to take steps to ensure the safety of drinking water:

Boil water for one minute before using it for cooking, drinking, or bathing of infants. Get water tested for bacteria by a state-certified laboratory.

For more information visit www.health.ri.gov/drinkingwaterquality/for/privatewellowners/ or call the Health Information Line at 401-222-5960 / RI Relay 711

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Department or agency: Emergency Management Agency

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

Release date: 02-13-2013

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