E. Coli Advisory Lifted for Rockford Water

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Ecoli in Rockford’s waterROCKFORD, Mich. — The water advisory in Rockford was lifted Friday after two consecutive tests detected no E. coli bacteria.

Because the city used chlorine to flush out the E. coli, they are recommending that residents drain their water heater and run faucets where they get drinking water for two minutes.  They also recommend replacing water filters, which don’t remove E. coli. 

Several schools and businesses were closed Thursday and Friday because of the advisory.  According to a press release, a malfunction at a water treatment plant was the cause of the contamination.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.