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Boil order in Deerfield

A boil order remains in effect in north suburban Deerfield after fecal matter was found in the town’s water supply.


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A boil water order that was issued in north suburban Deerfield after fecal coliform bacteria was discovered in the water has now been lifted.

Deerfield officials say the village conducted a series of water tests after the bacteria was discovered Monday afternoon and all samples have come back clear of any fecal coliform.

Residents and businesses in Deerfield are now being told that water can be used in a regular manner.

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North suburb issues boil order

Residents of Deerfield have been instructed to boil their drinking water after fecal coliform has been discovered in the village water supply.

In a press release, the village says the water is “contaminated with human or animal waste, which can cause illness.”

They advise boiling the water for at least one minute before consuming in any way; such as drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and food preparation.  Bottled water is suggested as a safe alternative.

The boil order will remain in effect until at least Tuesday at noon.