Which areas of Rhode Island are under a boil-water ban?
The map to the left displays the areas affected by the boil water order issued by the Kent County Water Authority (KCWA) on Sept. 22, 2013.
E. coli bacteria and total coli form was discovered during a routine test of the drinking water supply on Friday.
Many people are still unclear if they live in the restricted areas. The current boil-water order affects 25,000 KCWA customers in Cranston, Coventry, Warwick, West Warwick, East Greenwich and some customers in North Kingstown and West Greenwich.
It is important to note that Potowomut area residents who receive a water bill from Warwick Water are the only consumers affected in the Potowomut area of Warwick.
The Rhode Island Department of Health stated on Monday that it expects the ban to be in place for at least four days.
The order cannot be lifted until authorities have three consecutive days of water test results with acceptable standards.
Contact the Kent County Water Authority at (401) 821-9300 if you have any questions. Their offices are located at 1072 Main St, West Warwick, RI.