boild water http://ripr.org en UPDATE: Kent County Water Authority Boil Water Advisory Lifted http://ripr.org/post/update-kent-county-water-authority-boil-water-advisory-lifted <p>The Rhode Island Health Department has lifted a boil water advisory for customers of the Kent County Water Authority after a third day of tests showed the water clean of bacteria.&nbsp;&nbsp; Some 25-thousand customers have had to boil their drinking water since Sunday, when the contamination was discovered in a storage tank. The tank has been taken offline until the source of the contamination is determined.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:05:48 +0000 Flo Jonic 22215 at http://ripr.org Schools, Businesses Grapple With Contaminated Water From Kent County http://ripr.org/post/schools-businesses-grapple-contaminated-water-kent-county <p>A boil water order remains in effect for 25,000 customers of the Kent County Water Authority after tests showed the water was contaminated with E. coli bacteria</p><p></p><p>School was held Monday in West Warwick but it wasn’t completely business as usual.&nbsp; Bottled water was trucked in Sunday afternoon, as soon as school officials learned of the problem with E. Coli bacteria in the water supply. And other changes were made to keep kids safe, according to Kenneth Townsend, the school department’s director of property services.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:46:09 +0000 Flo Jonic 22114 at http://ripr.org