Columbus City Utilities has issued a Boil Order for all customers. This after the utility’s water system detected fecal indicators (E. coli) in one of the wells. Keith Reeves, director of the utility, says that a sample from the well at the Bartholomew County Fairgrounds on Thursday tested positive for E. coli.
Reeves adds that they will have staff investigating this issue throughout the weekend. This includes multiple tests and retests in the hope of having answers within 36 hours. Reeves says the hope is that the boil order will be rescinded at that time.
In the meantime, Columbus City Utilities says that you should not consume any city water without first bringing it to a rolling boil. You are also encouraged to use bottled water for cooking, drinking and washing dishes until further notice.