NEENAH - Officials in Neenah are telling people a boil advisory will continue for the time being. Elevated levels of bacteria were found in the water supply.
Crews have opened many hydrants on the city's south side to help flush out the potential problem.
The advisory affects those within the intersection of Winneconne Avenue and Henry Street, south to Meade Street, east to Higgins Avenue, and north to Winneconne Avenue.
Terry Huff says his family is still getting used to boiling water.
"It's so easy to go to the water and just turn it on. You really got to make a conscious effort to what you're doing. It's kind of scary in some ways," said Terry Huff of Neenah.
"When I found out I instantly dumped out all our ice trays, and my cat's water. Because I was real concerned for my animal," said Nick Huff.
The Neenah Water Department issued the boil ban Saturday, after levels of coliform bacteria were found in water samples taken near this construction site on South Commercial Street.
"It may be associated with the construction; it could be a bad sample technique. I could be a bad sample location. We have not found the root cause yet," said Kent Taylor, Neenah Water Utility director.
Kent Taylor says the city has tested at least 20 different sources. Fire hydrants are flowing to help flush the system.
"To our knowledge, nothing is broken on the system. There are no cracks; there are no breaks that we're aware of. We're holding out that we're just following the samples and we're trying to narrow down where we think that bad sample is coming from," said Taylor.
Taylor says each sample takes 24 hours to process.
"We've had some tests that have come back positive for coliform bacteria. So we're not happy with that, and legally we can't lift that order until all of our tests come back safe."
People we talked to say they will adjust.
"The only thing we can't do is drink it, so we have bottled water or we went over to our father-in-laws house. Filled up some gallons," said Bob Stewart, Neenah.
"We're drinking the boiled water, but other than that, I don't think it's something that we really have to worry about," said Joyce Slowatyniec, Neenah.
"We just got to hang in there and hope for the best," said Terry Huff.
Until then, the boil advisory continues.
The City of Neenah expects to provide updates on its website.
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