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Boil water advisory lifted in Smithfield

Posted July 11, 2010 4:07 p.m. EDT
Updated July 11, 2010 4:58 p.m. EDT

— A voluntary boil water advisory in Smithfield was lifted Sunday after tests revealed no contamination.

The decision to lift the advisory came after extensive system-wide testing found no forms of contamination, including coliforms, Smithfield public utilities officials said.

Two weeks ago, the town was under a mandatory order to boil water after water there tested positive for bacteria twice. A voluntary advisory was issued Thursday based on the frequency of water issues in the town.

The naturally occurring bacteria aren't dangerous, but are an indicator that other, potentially harmful bacteria might be present.