The Dix Hills Water District reported on Friday that two water samples taken last week . In response, officials advised residents to boil water before consumption.
A Town of Huntington spokesperson said that the district hand-delivered notices to its 8,000 customers informing them of the results and giving information about coliform bacteria in water and instructions about boiling water, but some residents said they never received the notice.
The district chlorinated the system and the boil-water notice was afternoon as a precaution, a town spokesperson said. While subsequent testing took place, employees posted flyers around the neighborhood to notify customers of the possible health concern. Many residents however, said that no flyers were received and continued to use the tap water without knowing to boil it.
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