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Edgecombe water customers advised to boil water

Posted July 18, 2012 11:41 a.m. EDT

Edgecombe County officials advised water and sewer customers to begin boiling their water Wednesday after testing showed the presence of bacteria.

Michael C. Matthews, the county utilities director, said the samples taken from the water system tested positive for total coliform, which is an indicator that other bacteria may be present.

The advisory begins at noon Wednesday. Matthews said the county will cancel the advisory as soon as the situation is resolved.