The City of Lincoln urges all residents to boil their water before using until further notice.  Mayor Gerarld Wise of the city contacted the station this morning (Wednesday, 6/20) with the notification.

E. Coli bacteria was found in samples taken from the water supply of one household in the city through a random test. The test was performed twice for verification. The mayor says this is an isolated event and has nothing to do with the new water system project and the cities water tanks are safe.

As a precautionary measure, all Lincoln residents are to bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute and cool before using or use bottled water.

The city is actively looking to solve the problem as soon as possible.