ARTESIA, N.M. — Officials in Eddy County are lifting a boil water advisory that was issued nearly 10 days ago after they found E. coli in it.

The New Mexico Environment Department says only customers of the Artesia Municipal Water System and Morningside Water Users Cooperative were affected.

The department issued the advisory on July 15 after finding contamination in the water.

The department says the water is now safe to use without boiling.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.