Health Department to Private Well Owners: 'Boil Your Water'

The Department of Health is asking private well owners to boil their water as a safety precaution.


The following is from a press release. 

Due to the excessive snow from the winter storm and from rainfall on Monday, some private wells may be impacted.

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) reminds Rhode Islanders who lost water pressure or have a flooded well head (surrounded by water), to take steps to ensure the safety of drinking water:

  • Boil water for one minute before using it for cooking, drinking, or bathing of infants.
  • Get water tested for bacteria by a state-certified laboratory.

For more information visit www.health.ri.gov/drinkingwaterquality/for/privatewellowners/ or call the Health Information Line at 401-222-5960 / RI Relay 711. 

gertie February 14, 2013 at 01:06 AM
Is this just for Coventry or does this include Scituate too? Anyone???
Lauren Costa February 14, 2013 at 02:14 AM
This is a statewide advisory, Gertie.
Leave RI February 14, 2013 at 02:18 AM
I boil mine through a Keurig and it looks curiously like Gevalia when it comes out.


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