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Boil water notice lifted in two Mass. towns after E. coli was detected

NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. — A boil water notice was lifted in two Massachusetts towns after E. coli was detected during their routine water sample collections earlier in the week.

Officials said the order was lifted for both North Attleboro and Plainville as of 4 p.m. Friday.

North Attleboro officials said water samples collected Wednesday tested positive for E. coli., which was detected in the raw part of the water system and treatment facility the town shares with Plainville.

“We would like to thank our residents for their cooperation and understanding since the boil water order was issued,” North Attleboro Town Manager Michael Borg said. “We assure our residents that the water has been thoroughly tested and has been deemed safe for public use.”

Residents with questions can contact the North Attleboro Department of Public Works at 508-695-7790 and the Plainville Department of Public Works at 508-699-2071.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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