ARTESIA, N.M. — Artesia public schools will be closed through Tuesday in response to a second boil water advisory sent out by the state in two months.

KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2ff3Zuj ) Artesia residents are advised to boil their drinking water after E.coli was detected in the water supply. It’s the second boil water advisory issued by the New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau since July.

According to the statement, the city is working to chlorinate and flush the water system. Water should be safe to drink within a week.

The school district needs to meet with the City of Artesia and the Department of Health to determine whether classes can resume Wednesday.


Information from: KOB-TV, http://www.kob.com

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