Voluntary, Precautionary Boil Advisory

Friday, October 12, 2012

Public notice...



Mansfield Water System


Due to an E. coli detection in Calvert Well No. 3 from sampling for EPA’s Ground Water Rule and the potential for contamination as a result of this situation, the drinking water supplied by Mansfield Water System may be unsafe for human consumption. As a precaution, it is advised that the consumers of this water system bring water to a boil before using for human consumption.

What should I do? What does this mean?


Bring all water to a rolling boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation.


E. coli are microbes whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Microbes in these wastes can cause short-term health effects, such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems.

What is being done?

We have discontinued use of the contaminated well and will rely on our other sources to meet demand until the issue is resolved.


This advisory will remain in effect until Sunday, 10/14/12 @ 12 Noon.