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Boil-water order lifted for Edgecombe County

Posted September 25, 2008

— Edgecombe County authorities lifted a boil-water order Thursday after testing showed water samples free of total coliform bacteria. An earlier test had indicated the presence of the organisms, leading to the boil order Wednesday. 


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  • ginlee00 Sep 25, 2008

    I live in Edgecombe County. I did not know about a boiled water order until we got a call saying the order was lifted. I used unboiled water all evening on Wednesday and all Thursday morning without realizing I and my family were in danger.

  • Gab Sep 25, 2008

    Apparently, Edgecombe county did not use an automated system to notify residents of the boil water order. But an automated system did notify residents when the order was lifted.