COVENTRY, R.I. — Some Coventry residents and businesses are being told to boil their water before using it after E. coli bacteria was found in the water supply.
The boil-water notice has been issued for the Centre of New England Boulevard in Coventry.
Lt. David Nelson of the Coventry Police Department tells WRPI that the notice impacts about 1,000 people. The Centre of New England is made up of commercial property, an assisted living home, condominiums and hotels.
Nelson says the ordinance will remain in place until two tests in a row come up clean.
Polices say impacted residents can fill water containers at the Hopkins Hills and Arnold Road fire stations.