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Boil water advisory lifted for Greenville

Posted June 27, 2008 5:55 a.m. EDT
Updated June 27, 2008 9:58 a.m. EDT

— Greenville Utilities has lifted a boil-water order for most of its service area, but officials say the cause of the contamination that led to the advisory might never be known.

The Daily Reflector of Greenville reports that the order was lifted about 5:20 p.m. Thursday for all areas except an isolated portion near County Home Road after tests from nearly three dozen sites revealed no contaminants.

Barrett Lasater, Greenville Utilities water and wastewater treatment plants manager, said the ban for the County Home Road area could be lifted Friday if a second sample comes out negative.

The original sample in which fecal coliform bacteria was detected was taken from a County Home Road day-care center.

The utility issued the boil order around lunchtime Wednesday, and the health department forced around 500 restaurants to shut down. Those restaurants stayed closed through Thursday night.