LOVINGTON, N.M. – The City of Lovington has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Lovington Water System.
We're told the New Mexico Environment Department issued the advisory on Thursday after total coliform bacteria were detected in routine sampling and bacteriological contamination (E. coli) was detected in required repeat drinking water samples from 1 of 16 active water wells.
Officials say the advisory only applies to the drinking water from the City of Lovington Water System.
Customers are being asked not to drink the water without boiling it for at least five minutes and let it cool before using or use bottled water.
For more information, contact Lovington City Hall at (575) 396-2884.