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Water Warning Issued to Residents

The City of Two Rivers is notifying residents that their water system failed to maintain required treatment for viruses.
TWO RIVERS, Wisc. (WFRV) The City of Two Rivers is notifying residents that their water system failed to maintain required treatment for viruses. 

An incident which occurred at the water treatment plant could have affected people with a compromised immune system, infants or those who are elderly. 

Residents began receiving notices this Friday. The city stated, "On Thursday, February 27, 2014, our water system did not provide an adequate chlorine residual through our contact tanks in order to provide 99.99% removal of viruses within the approved surface water treatment plant. As a result, our water was not disinfected as the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources requires."

People who may have been at increased risk may choose to seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. 

The notice goes on to say, "Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites which can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, cramps, and associated headaches."

Officials say they have not detected any evidence of contamination of other health threats to source water.

The water department is increasing chlorine to provide adequate disinfection in their contact tanks. 

Waterworks officials with the city say residents do not need to boil water or take other corrective actions. They say if a situation arises where the water is no longer safe to drink, they will put out notification within 24 hours. 
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