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Boil advisory lifted in Madisonville

Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 4:11 PM CDT
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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (WFIE) - The city-wide boil advisory has been lifted in Madisonville.

Officials say a positive sample for “total coliform and E-coli” bacteria was detected in the Homewood subdivision.

There were also negative tests, but the boil advisory was a precaution.

“We have conducted a series of tests all throughout the water distribution system to ensure the quality of the drinking water provided to our customers. Upon receipt of the results of our sampling from the laboratory we are certain it was a mechanical failure within the original sampling site that caused the positive sample which prompted the issuance of a Boil Advisory,” officials said in a statement.

As a result of the boil advisory, all schools in Madisonville were closed Thursday.

Friday, officials said several tests came back negative, and the advisory has been lifted.

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