The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Quonochontaug East Beach water system have lifted the boil water advisory that was in place between January 25, 2018 and February 2, 2018 because of an E. coli bacteria finding. Samples taken by the Quonochontaug East Beach water system on January 30th, 31st, and February 1st were all absent of bacteria.
Before consuming water from the system again, people should clean and sanitize refrigerators with water dispensers and/or ice machines, replace any water treatment filter cartridges, and flush any faucets or taps not used during the boil advisory for 10 minutes. Guidance on refrigerator sanitization can be found online (see the link below).
The Quonochontaug East Beach water system was disinfected with chlorine and then flushed before collecting a total of three samples throughout the distribution system and three at Well #2. Routine sampling of the water system will continue and Well #1 will remain offline until it is confirmed safe to use..
Consumers with questions should contact Bob Pompei at 401-741-4042