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 May 15, 2005
Boil water advisory lifted in East Providence
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EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- The RI department of health has lifted is boil advisory to residents in East Providence. officials are expected to determine today whether it's safe to use the city's water again.

Today�s lifting of the advisory resulted after successful completion of a 14-day regimen of chlorination, flushing the system, testing and other steps necessary to assure safe and healthy water.

For almost three weeks now, residents have been told to boil their water or use bottled because of fecal coliform bacteria detected in the city's water supply.

Tests have repeatedly come back clean, but authorities said they needed to wait until at least today to determine the water is safe to use.

Residents and businesses have complained the water problems have been inconvenient and expensive.

The city and some neighboring towns have supplied some free water. And East Providence officials are promising help to companies affected by the problems.

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