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Mayor Brandon Scott gave residents impacted by the boil water advisory the “all clear” Friday (Sept. 9) morning. after tests came back negative for E. Coli contamination.

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The advisory was in effect since last Monday after E. Coli was found in three water samples in West Baltimore, however, the mayor said that no samples have tested positive in recent days.


“We have found no further evidence of contamination and can assure our residents that the water is now safe to use throughout the small advisory area and the initial impact zone,” Scott said. “The health and wellbeing of our residents is our top priority, and we will keep working diligently to determine the source of the contamination and monitor for illness in partnership with our local health care providers.”

Officials are still working on determining the cause of the first positive results.

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Now that the advisory has been lifted, here’s what you need to know:

  • Run all cold water taps for 15 minutes.
  • If you have a single-lever faucet, set it to run cold water.
  • Begin with the lowest faucet in your home or business and then open the other faucets one at a time, moving from your lowest floor to your highest.
  • After 15 minutes, turn off your faucets in reverse order, from highest to lowest.
  • You should also flush your refrigerator’s water lines.
  • All ice made since the boil water advisory was put in place should be discarded, as well as the next three batches.
  • Ice maker containers should be wiped clean with a solution of two tablespoons bleach to one gallon of water.
  • Apartment buildings and multi-story buildings should notify all residents, occupants and users of this procedure and flush starting the closest tap to the water connection moving outward.

READ MORE: Boil Water Advisory Issued For Parts Of Baltimore City & County After E. Coli Contaminants Were Found

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