Yale Residents Under Boil Order After Positive Test For E. coli

Sunday, April 13th 2014, 11:41 am
By: News On 6

Residents of Yale are being advised to boil their drinking water after a sample tested positive for E. coli. The City advises that customers bring their water to a full boil for at least one minute before drinking, using in food preparation, dish washing, toothbrushing and washing infants - who may ingest bath water.

In a notice to the public, the city said the E. coli positive sample was collected April 11. The notice was posted on Facebook, according to residents.

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"The sample that tested positive for E. coli was collected at the sewer plant, and there is possibly a cross contamination with sewer sample," the notice states.

A letter provided by residents on Sunday said a second sample was taken, which tested negative. A third sample will be taken on Monday. The updated notice still urges residents to take boiling precautions until Monday's results are known.

Questions can asked at 918-387-2405 or 918-387-2403.