BOIL ORDER LIFTED

Customers of Rollinsford Water District were notified on Tuesday November 18 that, due to the presence of E. Coli Bacteria, they should boil their drinking water or use bottled water. We are pleased to report that the problem has been corrected and that it is no longer necessary to boil or use bottled water. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

An investigation has revealed that the sampling station where the positive sample was taken has the potential to harbor bacteria. This may have contaminated the drinking water sample. This sampling station will no longer be used for sampling and will be abandoned.

For more information, please contact Scott McGlynn of The Rollinsford Water and Sewer District

at 742-8124 or 5 Lower Mill Rd, Rollinsford NH

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly

PWS 2011010       Date Distributed:  11/21/2014

Boil Order Update from Rollinsford Water & Sewer Department

THE BOIL WATER ORDER HAS NOT BEEN LIFTED. 

Our third round of sampling has gone well! All of our samples including the storage tank, General Sullivan Well and random locations have come back clean. We are awaiting the result of two more samples from the Porter Well Sites and the General Sullivan Well site will have to be tested once more. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has informed us that if the remaining samples are clean, we may be able to lift the Water Boil Order as early as 1:30 Friday afternoon. We will get the word out, (good or bad)  as quickly as possible when we receive the Porter Well results and after speaking with the NHDES Drinking Water and Ground Water Bureau. We appreciate your patience and we want to give a sincere thank you to those helping us to get the word out by forwarding information to friends and neighbors in the community.

Water Update from the Rollinsford Water Department

We have received many calls asking for an update, so here is the latest.
The WATER BOIL ORDER HAS NOT BEEN LIFTED.
We can report the following at this time.
-Our second round of required sampling has come back clean!
-We have collected several more samples today and will have the results late Thursday 11/20/14.
- The earliest this order could possibly be lifted is Friday, midday. Keep in mind, it might not be lifted at that time and the boil order could very easily extend into the weekend or even longer.
-The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services inspected all of our facilities and reviewed our operations and sampling techniques today and found no deficiencies.
-Answers to frequently asked questions can be found at the NHDES/ Water Division website in the A-Z section.
We will continue with our increased sampling and around the clock monitoring. We are working very closely with the NHDES and outside laboratories to resolve this situation. We hope to have things back to normal as soon as possible. We sincerely appreciate all of the input and patience from the community. When this is over, we will be reviewing this emergency response and making changes if needed. If you have any input on how we could improve, we would love to hear it.
Last but not least, a BIG thank you to the Rollinsford Police Department for making such a large communication possible last night and into this morning. If it were not for their preparedness, the public notifications would have not been nearly as effective.
Scott McGlynn
Superintendent, Rollinsford Water & Sewer District