Falmouth Boil Water Order Lifted
By: Brent Runyon
The Town of Falmouth and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection lifted the boil water order for the entire town just after 5 PM Tuesday afternoon.
“I can confirm that the problem has been corrected and it is no longer necessary to boil water before consumption,” said Town Manager Robert L. Whritenour Jr.
“The most recent analytical data has indicated that the complete schedule of water samples was free of total coliform and E. Coli for two consecutive days,” he said.
Residents should for flush water pipes by turning on cold water for one minute before drinking, brushing teeth, or using the water for food preparation.
Hot water faucets should be flushed for 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the tank.
Residents will be contacted by the county reverse-911 system, which Mr. Whritenour said will contact most homes within four hours.
Due to the flushing of the lines by residents and the flushing of fire hydrants, residents may experience a lack of water pressure and discolored water. This is expected and does not pose a health risk.
Information for restaurants and dental offices is posted on the town website www.falmouthmass.us.
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