Fairhaven boil water order lifted

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FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (WLNE)- A boil water order in effect for over two weeks in Fairhaven has been lifted.

“We are very pleased to report that the problem has been corrected and that it is no longer necessary to boil your water. Our initial investigation into this matter suggests that the September 16, 2021, at the Tinkham Lane Well and the October 5, 2021, EColi detects at the Water Treatment Plant in Mattapoisett are related,” the Town wrote in a release.

The Tinkham Lane Well has been out of service since the E Coli was found.

An investigation showed that the well had a breach in it’s casing which is found 8 feet below the surface. This was determined by investigatory camera work and repaired, according to Fairhaven DPW.

Officials say they will continue to sample and add more samples to an “already aggressive schedule.”

Additionally, the Town says they have been continuing to flush hydrants since October 6. Residents are urged to flush their lines and have filters replaced.

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