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First Full Water Test Negative for E. coli, Boil Order Could Lift Tonight or Tomorrow

The second round of tests is currently being conducted.

Burlington's water-boil order, put in place on Monday at the direction of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection after a , could be coming to an end. 

Burlington Department of Public Works Superintendent John Sanchez told Patch that the first round of full testing, with samples collected Monday, came back last night negative for E. coli. The second test, with samples taken yesterday, is currently being conducted and the results should come back tonight. 

The town needs to have two full rounds come back negative before the DEP will remove the boil-water order. 

Sanchez said he was "cautiously optimistic" the situation could be resolved soon and it is possible the order could be lifted either tonight or tomorrow. Residents can check the town web site, which will be updated when the order is removed. There should also be a reverse-911 call issued when the order is cancelled. 

Burlington Patch will also post an update when new information becomes available. 

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