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E. Coli Discovered In Ridgewood Drinking Water

Ridgewood Water has issued a drinking water warning.
Ridgewood Water has issued a drinking water warning. Photo Credit: File

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Ridgewood Water issued a drinking water warning after E. coli was discovered in a groundwater source sample.

The low pressure zone includes portions of Ridgewood and Wyckoff, and all of Glen Rock.

The company on Tuesday collected a sample from a raw groundwater source before any treatment, which tested positive for E. coli. Ridgewood Water expects the problem to be resolved before Friday.

The company advised:

  • Do not drink the water without boiling: Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

What is being done?

The source water well is shut down and 4-log inactivation of viruses is being installed as treatment. We will inform you when tests show no E. coli is present and when you no longer need to boil your water.

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