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Traces of bacteria found in Hebron school water

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HEBRON, CT (WFSB) -

Parents in Hebron were notified this week after traces of Coliform bacteria were found in a school’s water system.

Last week, traces of the bacteria was found in the water at Gilead Hill School.

A second water sample was taken to confirm the results.

The results from the second test were received on Wednesday, and school officials told parents that they did confirm the presence of Coliform in the water.

Officials said they were working with the Department of Public Health to begin treating the water.

“Once formal approval has been granted by the Department of Public Health, Hungerfords Water will begin the chlorination process,” Hebron Superintendent of Schools Timothy M. Van Tasel said.

Follow up samples will be taken and tested.

Van Tasel said the initial water treatment process will take close to one week, however there may be multiple rounds of treatment before the Coliform is completely gone.

Poland Spring bubblers will replace the water fountains, and students are being encouraged to bring a bottle of water to school with them.

The kitchen has a backup plant that they will be following until further notice.

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