Long Beach residents told to boil their water amid E. coli discovery

Andrew Weber
June 21, 2019 - 1:11 pm
Long Beach

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Nassau County Executive Laura Curran issued a boil-water order to residents of Long Beach, instructing them that they should either boil their water before use or drink bottled water after discovery of strains of E. coli in the Long Beach water supply.

Consumers of the City of Long Beach Water System are strongly advised to discard any ice made prior to today and turn off ice makers. 

The warning comes as the city is set to welcome over 30,000 visitors for three days of festivities for Pride on the Beach.

The governor’s Office of Emergency Services is providing 30,000 bottles of water for Long Beach residents.

Approximately 15 pallets of bottled water are being distributed at the following three locations: East School, Kennedy Plaza, & Long Beach Catholic Regional School.

Nassau County Commissioner of Health Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein said no illnesses have been reported from drinking water, which usually appears within three days of ingesting it, followed by gastrointestinal distress. 

Residents can check longbeachny.gov for updates.

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