eye-3-yellow-3d-2-new-logo philly_kyw_new philly_94wip_new 35h_cbssportsrad_philly philly_wpht_new
NOW LIVE: Eyewitness News: Watch Live Stream

News

Ventor Residents Warned Of E-coli Contamination in Water Supply

E-Coli Outbreak AP DL

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Officials in Ventnor City, Atlantic County, New Jersey are asking residents to boil their water before using it.

E-coli bacteria was found in the Ventnor water supply on Wednesday.

So, officials are urging residents to boil their water or use bottled water for drinking, cleaning, food preparation and other needs until further notice.

The bacteria can make people sick, especially those with weakened immune systems.

Officials say testing continues and they will alert residents when the bacteria is no longer present.

Ventnor officials hope to resolve the problem within 72 hours.

Reported By Tim Jimenez, KYW Newsradio.

Top Content On CBSPhilly

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 31,480 other followers