Ventnor residents advised to boil water

    Residents in Ventnor, New Jersey are having to do something a little less ordinary this weekend: boil their water to avoid the threat of E. coli bacteria.

    According to the Press of Atlantic City, residents there were advised to boil their water Friday after test results showed the bacteria present in the city’s drinking water.

    The city’s Water and Sewer Utility superintendent, Thomas Klein, told the Press of Atlantic City the drinking water contamination was unrelated to a ruptured sewage line that occurred there earlier.

    The Press of Atlantic City says officials have also urged residents to avoid recreational activities in the bays or canals around Ventnor, including the harvesting of shellfish.

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