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Sep 24, 2012 10:07 PM by Associated Press

Boil water alert for Globe residents

PHOENIX (AP) - Residents in Globe are being asked to boil their water after a city well tested positive for E. coli.

City officials said Monday that the contaminated well is one of six in the area. The well is shut down while further tests are being sent to a laboratory.

Interim City Manager Cynthia Seelhammer says all water in the city is treated with chlorine. The boil-water mandate is Arizona Department of Environmental Quality protocol.

Seelhammer says the results could be caused by a number of factors including bacteria on of the testing agent's hands or contaminated testing material.

The secondary test results will be available on Tuesday and if they come back negative for E. coli, the city will lift its boil-water alert.

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