E-Coli Found in Elida Water Supply

Residents in Elida New Mexico need to boil their water for 5 minutes before drinking...washing...or cooking.

The state drinking water bureau reports finding the maximum contaminant level for e-coli in the city's water supply. 

The presence of the bacteria indicates the water might have been contaminated by sewage or animal waste and could contain disease-causing organisms.

Officials say actions have been taken to disinfect the system and identify the source of the contamination.