Drinking Water Notice

Harvard Water Department
WATER

This is an important notice - Please translate it for anyone who does not understand English.

THIS IS NOT AN  EMERGENCY, YOU DO NOT NEED TO BOIL YOUR WATER OR TAKE OTHER CORRECTIVE ACTIONS AT THIS TIME.

We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants to ensure the safety of the water supply.

On July 20, 2021, our water system was notified that a raw water sample collected on July 19,2021, from Well 2 tested positive for E.coli, which is a fecal indicator.  Fecal indicators are used to detect ground water sources that may be susceptible to fecal contamination which may contain harmful viruses or bacteria. When we learned of the fecal positive sample, THE WELL WAS IMMEDIATELY TAKEN OFFLINE.

The water delivered to your taps through the distribution system is being disinfected with emergency chlorine to kill the viruses and bacteria, including E.Coli.  IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE ENTRY POINT SAMPLE COLLECTED ON JULY 19, 2021, IN THE FINISHED WATER AT THE PUMP STATION, DID NOT DETECT ANY FECAL COMTAMINANTS.

This source is one of two active wells that supplies drinking water to our ststem.  In accordance with the ferderal GROUND WATER RULE (GWR) requirements, we are notifying you of the situation and conducting additional sampling to evaluate the extent of potential fecal contamination and will take further actions as neccessary.

Please read the attached notice.

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