North Attleborough, Plainville lift boil water notice

From left to right, Plainville Fire Chief Richard Ball, Plainville DPW Director Dennis Morton, Plainville Town Administrator Ryan Noble, North Attleborough Town Manager Mike Borg, North Attleborough DPW Director Mark Hollowell, Fire Chief Chris Coleman and Health Director Anne-Marie Fleming announce a boil water notice for the two towns at North Attleborough Town Hall. Staff Photo/Adam Bass
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A boil water notice that was issued Thursday, Sept. 22, for North Attleborough and Plainville was lifted Friday afternoon.
According to an announcement from the town, the order was lifted for both towns as of 4 p.m. on, Friday, Sept. 23. The order was put in place following the discovery of E. coli in routine water samples from the raw part of the water system and treatment facility shared by the two towns at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Testing continued over the next two days.
“We would like to thank our residents for their cooperation and understanding since the boil water order was issued,” said North Attleboro Town Manager Michael Borg. “We assure our residents that the water has been thoroughly tested and has been deemed safe for public use.”

Free water was distributed to residents at the North Attleborough DPW office.

Plainville Town Manager Brian Noble said in the statement that officials from the respective towns worked to address the issue and thanked Mass DEP for their support while the issue was resolved.

“We would also like to thank everyone who helped distribute water over the past two days for residents in need,” said Noble.

Residents with questions can contact the North Attleboro Department of Public Works at 508-695-7790 and the Plainville Department of Public Works at 508-699-2071.