White Pigeon remains under boil-water notice

A boil-water notice remains in effect in the village of White Pigeon nearly two weeks after the recommendation was yielded.
Village officials Jan. 7 notified residents that the presence of coliform bacteria had been detected in the water supply. Since then, they have been urging residents to boil water before use or to use bottled water.
White Pigeon Department of Public Works water operator Earl Baldwin said the water system must test negatively for coliform bacteria two days in a row to lift the boil-water notice.
Baldwin said the system had been chlorinated for a solid week. Monday’s sample returned negative and Baldwin was hoping for another negative sample Tuesday so the notice can be lifted.
If there are any more positive tests, the system will have to be chlorinated again for a duration to be determined by Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
He said the village council will meet with a DEQ engineer today to inspect the wells and try to pinpoint the source of the problems.

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