Dirty water: Officials confirm bacteria found in two Boyertown Area School Dist. schools

    State officials are keeping a close eye on water levels in the Boyertown Area School District after confirming yesterday they discovered bacteria in the well water that supplies two elementary schools.

    The Mercury reports that tests conducted last week found coliform bacteria in the well water.

    According to The Mercury, subsequent tests at New Hanover/Upper Fredrick Elementary Schools found no signs of contamination, however, initial tests conducted in the water that supplies Gilbertsville Elementary did show signs of bacteria.  That bacteria, according to the report, included coliform and E. coli contamination.

    A boil water advisory remains in effect at the Gilberstville area school.

    “Finished” water coming from the faucet in Gilbertsville showed no signs of contamination, however, bacteria was present in the most recent tests of raw, untreated water, according to The Mercury

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