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Spring Lake restaurants closed after boil water notice

Posted October 7, 2011 8:03 p.m. EDT
Updated October 8, 2011 9:17 a.m. EDT

— The Cumberland County Health Department closed all restaurants in Spring Lake on Friday night after a boil water notice was issued. 

The department issued an advisory Friday for all residents to boil water after the presence of fecal coliform bacteria (E. coli) was detected in water samples.

Residents should boil all water used for human consumption, such as drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, making ice and washing hands. Boiling water for at least one minute should kill the bacteria.

Restaurants will remain closed until the notice is lifted, Health Department officials said. 

The department said it hopes to resolve the problem within three days.