DeWitt, N.Y. — An order to boil water in parts of DeWitt has been fully lifted, according to Onondaga County health officials.
The water is safe to drink, according to Melanie Drotar, a public information specialist with the county’s health department.
But residents should run water taps on full for five minutes, replace water filters and flush appliances (such as ice makers) before using to completely replace the water in the lines.
The boil water order was issued on Sept. 18 after E. coli bacteria was found in a routine sample.
Two consecutive follow-up tests have since confirmed no presence of coliform, Drotar said in a news release.
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