HARTINGTON - Hartington city residents are being advised to boil their water before drinking it.
The City of Hartington’s water supply failed a recent National Primary Drinking Water Regulations test.
An October test of Hartington’s drinking water showed that E. coli bacteria had been detected in the water distribution system.
Local residents are now being advised to boil water before drinking it, cooking with it, or brushing teeth with it.
Boiling kills the bacteria and any other organisms in the water.
The city is continuing to test the water, city officials said, and is in the process of trying to get the problem fixed.