Wellesley boil water order lifted after E. coli found in reservoir

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WELLESLEY, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The Water Department lifted the town-wide boil water notice Saturday after one of the town's reservoirs tested positive for E. coli.

All Wellesley water customers were instructed to boil their tap water for at least one minute before making ice, drinking, preparing food, or brushing teeth starting Thursday. That continued until the order was lifted Saturday and residents were encouraged to flush out their water before using it again.

Cold water should run for about a minute before use and hot water should be flushed for a minimum of 15 minutes. Dishwashers should be run empty once and water from a refrigerator should be flushed by at least once quart of water.