Testing in the Rye Water District resumes Tuesday with the goal of lifting a boil water order.

The district said on Monday that a second round of chlorination is complete, and samples can again be taken. Two consecutive days of tests on samples that meet the state's clean water standards are needed to end the boil water order, which has been in effect since October 12.

The testing ended last week and the chlorination started after samples showed high levels of coliform bacteria at the Grove and Parsons well systems. The good news is that all district wells were clear of E. Coli, but a source for the initial contamination has yet to be identified.

The Breakfast Hill tank is being drained and the tanks on Washington Road are being inspected.

The towns and water district are planning a public forum about the boil water order, which will happen this weekend. A date and location are yet to be announced.

The town of Rye is again offering free cases of water to residents affected by the order at the firehouse on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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