SUTTONS BAY — The Village of Suttons Bay advises residents to boil all their water after officials found coliform bacteria in the water supply.
Officials said residents should use boiled or bottled water for all drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and food preparation until further notice.
Water should be boiled for at least a minute and allowed to cool before use. People with compromised immune systems, including infants and elderly people, should seek their doctor's advice before drinking water.
Coliform bacteria are naturally present in the environment but can indicate the presence of other, potentially harmful bacteria.
The village is working with the state Department of Environmental Quality to correct the problem, but it could take as long as a week. Residents will be notified when the advisory is lifted.
For more information, call the Suttons Bay Water Department at 271-1032 ext. 1, or the DEQ at (231) 876-4481.