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Water restored in Baldwin, Raintree Elementary to resume on Friday

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The boil water advisory has been extended for the town of Baldwin.

The water was shut off on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, to repair a main water line.  A boil water advisory was issued once the water was restored because the water system was of questionable microbiological quality. A sample was sent to the Department of Health (DH) for testing.

On Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, the water was shut off again to make further repairs on a section of the distribution line under Main Street (Highway 182).  Water service has since been restored and another water sample was sent to DH for testing, according to a spokeswoman for the Baldwin City Hall

Raintree Elementary in Baldwin was closed on Thursday because of the lack of water. The school will resume on Friday.

It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth, or using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods by the following means: boil water for one full minute in a clean container. The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil. (The flat taste can be eliminated by shaking the water in a clean bottle, pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.) 

The advisory is to remain in effect until further notice. 

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