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Connecticut Water warns of E. coli bacteria in water supply in Unionville

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UNIONVILLE, CT (WFSB) -

Connecticut Water Company is warning residents of Unionville that a water supply was contaminated with E. coli bacteria. 

According to the water company, a routine water sampled collected from one of the supply wells tested positive for E. coli. 

The company said that water is safe to drink and meets all of the state and federal standards. 

The company said that as soon as the well tested positive, the water quality team collected additional samples from the affected well to make sure that the customers are not affected. 

The well that tested positive for E. coli was taken offline and will no longer be used as a water source. An assessment of the well will be conducted and will be returned to service only after the issues have been resolved. 

The water sources in the area are able to meet the water supply needs of the customers. 

According to the water company, chlorine is used continuously during the treatment process because it is a disinfectant that kills bacteria. Water samples collected from the system confirmed that the chlorine has been effective and no harmful bacteria have been detected in the water that is sent to customers. 

Customers do not need to take any precautions before drinking or using water straight from the tap. 

Anyone with questions or concerns should call Connecticut Water at 1-800-286-5700. 

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