Boil Water Order Issued In Reading Following E. Coli Detection

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READING, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The town of Reading issued a boil water order on Saturday after a sample of water tested positively for E. Coli.

The bacteria was detected in drinking water at a building with the address of 295 Salem Street, according to Reading Water Department officials.

The sample was collected as part of a routine testing on Thursday.

This type of contamination can happen if run-off mixes into a drinking water source, pipes break, or there is a "failure in the water treatment process."

The boil order was lifted Monday morning.

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