The Winslow Township School District announced that all schools will be closed on Monday, Nov. 1 for students only. Staff should still report at the regular time.
The schools are closed as a result of the Winslow Township water supply being contaminated with E. Coli bacteria.
The bacteria can make you sick and is extremely harmful for those with weakened immune systems.
Township residents should boil their water for three minutes and let it cool or use bottled water before drinking it, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and preparing food.
E. Coli indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal waste. The waste can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches and other symptoms.
The town is isolating wells, increasing chlorine disinfection and flushing water mains in order to solve the problem.
The town will notify residents once the water is decontaminated, which should take several days.
For more info, contact Winslow Township at 609 567 0700 or the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1 800 426-4791.
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