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The City of Wayne public water supply system is hereby making public notice of the violation of drinking water microbiological standards. The violation consists of three (3) total coliform samples testing positive during the month of November, 2015. This is not an emergency. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. Coliforms are bacteria which are naturally present in the environment and are generally not harmful themselves. You do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions. People with severely compromised immune systems, infants and some elderly may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.
Usually, coliforms are a sign that there could be a problem with distribution system pipes. Whenever we detect coliform bacteria in any sample, we do follow-up testing to see if other bacteria of greater concern, such as fecal coliform or E.coli are present. We did not find fecal coliform or E.coli present.
The City of Wayne public water supply system is continuing to test and is working with the Drinking Water Program to identify the source of the problem and return the water supply system to compliance. The water system is expected to be back in compliance on or about December 31, 2015. Until the system is back in compliance, the entire drinking water system will be chlorinated.
Again, you do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions.
For additional information regarding this notice, interested persons may contact Jeff Brady, City of Wayne Water Department at (402) 375-5250.