Four Massachusetts towns warned of E. coli contamination, advised to boil water

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FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (WLNE)- Four communities in Massachusetts are being advised to boil their water, after E. coli was found during routine sampling earlier this week, according to the Mattapoisett Water District.

Those living in Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, Marion, and Rochester should boil their water for at least one minute before drinking it or using it to prepare food, the water district said.

The district found E. coli on Tuesday during routine sampling.

Residents are advised to boil their water until further notice.

The water district said that it is flushing the distribution system with chlorinated water and will do more sampling on Thursday.

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