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Boil order issued for Washington, Mo

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WASHINGTON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A boil order has been issued for Washington, Mo. after e-coli was found in the water.

Authorities said a water sample collected Wednesday tested positive for e-coli. The boil order will remain in effect until the test results show the e-coli is no longer present.

Those affected by the boil order are asked to:

  • Boil water vigorously for three minutes prior to use for cooking or drinking. Use only boiled water for drinking, diluting fruit juices, and all other food preparation.
  • Disinfect food contact surfaces (dishes) by immersing for at least one minute in clean tap water that contains one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water.
  • Dispose of ice cubes and remake with water that has been boiled.
  • Continue boiling all water that is to be used for cooking or drinking until the cause of the contamination has been found and collected.
  • Water used for bathing does not need to be boiled.
  • Let water cool sufficiently before drinking

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