Long Beach Residents Told to Boil Water After E. Coli Found

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Residents of the Long Island community of Long Beach are being advised to boil their water after the bacteria E. coli was detected in the water supply.

Long Beach city officials said the boil-water advisory was issued after routine water testing Friday indicated that E. coli was present in some areas. Water should be boiled, for one minute, before drinking, brushing teeth, washing hands, when preparing food and bathing infants.

The advisory is in effect into Monday.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he directed the state Office of Emergency Management to deliver 30,000 bottles of water to Long Beach on Friday and another 85,000 on Sunday. Nassau County officials are distributing bottled water as well.

Monday’s water distribution will be at Kennedy Plaza, in front of City Hall, at noon.

There have been no reported injuries.

Further information and updates are available at Long Beach’s website.

Updated Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 6:04 pm .