E. coli was detected in the water supply in the City of Long Beach, Long Island, officials announced Friday. A boil-water order has been issued.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said that the state has been swift in its response to the detected E.coli and has sent more than 30,000 bottles of water to the impacted area.
Curran said the Nassau County Health Department received a sample result that tested positive for E. coli Friday morning. The bacteria was detected in the course of normal testing.
The boil-water order will remain in place until all water samples indicate the water is free of bacteria and safe for consumption, Curran said.