Phew! It's OK to Drink the Water

Microorgamisms were found in the water last week

You can now drink the water again.  The “boil water advisory” that was in place for customers of the water company MDC, has been lifted.

Residents of Bloomfield, Windsor, Hartford, West Hartford, East Granby and Windsor Locks had been urged to boil drinking water because of the presence of copepods and rotifers, common environmental organisms.

The district issued the advisory last Wednesday to boil all drinking water to Hartford and nine neighboring towns after a homeowner in Bloomfield discovered visible microscopic organisms.

The copepods and rotifers found in the water supply are usually found in raw water, but not clean treated water.

People who bought fresh produce from stores in any of the towns were urged last week to wash them with boiled water. 

Officials have said the organisms are harmless, but they want to know the extent of the problem. Chlorine levels have been increased as a precaution.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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