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Fresh Water on Island Beach Safe For Drinking, Bathing

Health officials treated the island's fresh water supply — which is stored in an underground tank — with chlorine on Tuesday after the discovery of coliform bacteria. On Friday the eater was declared safe for drinking and bathing again.

The has reportedly declared the fresh water supply on safe for drinking and bathing

As per a report in the Greenwich Time, health officials treated the island's fresh water supply — which is stored in an underground tank — with chlorine on Tuesday after the discovery of coliform bacteria.

Although the bacteria did not pose a serious health threat, town officials reportedly decided to err of the side of caution and temporarily shut off the water supply for drinking and bathing while it was being treated. Although beachgoers were required to bring bottled water for drinking, the toilets on the island reportedly continued to operate.

Bacteria in the water supply wasn't the only problem plaguing Island Beach this Fourth of July: On Wednesday ferry service to Island Beach was reportedly slowed when one of the two ferries serving the island experienced mechanical problems. Specifically one of the ferry's two engines could not go into reverse due to a problem with the transmission, which was recently reapired. Ferry service to the island, however, was not severely interrupted.

The problem with the ferry

For more, check out this Greenwich Time report.

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