The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has lifted the cautionary boil water advisories issued last week to two Charlestown-based water systems. Michael's Shell Station on Post Road and Lakeview LLC dba Charlestown Early Learning Center on Old Post Road have corrected the problems and the water from these water systems 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.
Four water systems still have cautionary boil water advisories in effect. They are:
* Carousel Marketplace, Charlestown;
* Wolf Rock Country Kitchen, Exeter;
* 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.