E. Coli Found In Long Beach Water

UPDATE, 2 P.M.: The city released more information about the detection of E. coli in the water supply.

According to the City of Long Beach, routine water testing at a sampling station near Grand Boulevard and West Chester Street tested positive for coliforms, which is an indicator of E. coli bacteria.

Because of that, samples were taken from two homes: one on Grand Boulevard and one on West Chester Street. The Grand Boulevard home tested positive for E. coli, while the West Chester Street home tested positive for coliforms, but negative for E. coli.

The city said it has not received any information to suggest that there is any threat to health outside of the area of Grand Boulevard and West Chester Street, but the boil-water order still stands.

The city is working with the Nassau County Department of Health to see if there is any further contamination.

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