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Sep 9, 2016 1:28 PM

North Haverhill puts water boil order into effect to battle E. coli

NORTH HAVERHILL — The town has issued a boil water order after the water tested positive for E. coli.

The order for North Haverhill, which will be in effect for an undetermined amount of time, instructs all residents to boil tap water for a least two minutes before using it.

E. coli, short for Escherichia coli, is usually harmless however some forms can cause sickness.

Possible effects of E. coli are respiratory illness, bloodstream infections, diarrhea and more, according to the CDC.

The Department of Environmental Services is working to resolve the issue.

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