E. Coli sparks water warning in Winslow Township

October 30, 2010 4:43:14 PM PDT
Winslow Township has declared a drinking water warning, according to the township website.

Officials say a high level of E.Coli bacteria was found in the water supply on October 28th.

They are telling residents to boil water before using or drinking it.

According to the website, "E. Coli are bacteria whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Microbes in these wastes can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems."

The township says they are isolating wells, increasing chlorine disinfection, and flushing out water mains.

Officials say the problem should be resolved in the next several days.

Anyone with questions should contact Winslow Township at (609) 567-0700. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1 (800) 426-4791.

To visit the Winslow Township webpage, click


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