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Areas of Wilson County advised to boil water

Posted August 19, 2009

— Residents in the Southwest Water District in Wilson County were advised to boil water before using it for cooking, drinking, brushing teeth or washing hands.

The county issued a warning Wednesday that tests found high levels of coliform bacteria. Coliform is an indication that that other, potentially harmful, bacteria may be present.

Boiling for one minute should be enough to kill any dangerous organisms, officials said.


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  • krazyrumpshaker Aug 20, 2009

    There are 2 water districts that provide water to residents not in the city limits of Wilson. They are the SE and SW Water Districts. The area of interest is in the SW Water District.

  • See Chart Aug 20, 2009

    This is so lacking in details ,only SW Wilson?
    Wha' happened?

  • wp Aug 20, 2009

    When and how were they notified? I sure didn't hear anything until just reading this!! Thanks!!!!