E.coli, coliform bacteria found in Montague Center water

Residents told to boil water, or use bottled water

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MONTAGUE, Mass. (WWLP) – People who live in Montague Center are being told to boil their water, after samples containing E.coli and coliform bacteria were discovered. The positive samples were picked up during tests of the Montague Center Water District’s storage tank on Monday and Wednesday. Three other water samples taken this week were negative.

People who live in the district are being told to drink bottled water, or boil any water they use before drinking it for at least one minute. You should also throw away any ice, beverages, uncooked foods, and formula made that were made with tap water.

Drinking contaminated water can result in stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, or more serious symptoms in the very young, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems.

The issue is only impacting Montague Center, and not other portions of the town of Montague, such as Turners Falls.

Click here for more information from the Montague Center Water District.

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