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      Bacteria in wells prompts boil water advisory in Marietta

      A boil water advisory is in effect in Marietta.

      According to the Onondaga County Health Department, a small cluster of private wells on Amber Road are contaminated with bacteria. Private wells are not regulated.

      Health officials are working with the State DEC and Onondaga County Soil and Water Conservation District to investigate the potential source of the contamination. They are conducting water sampling to assess the extent of the problem. "At this point there is no reason to believe that residents beyond the initial cluster will be affected. However, we think it is critical that the public is informed about this situation and provided education and guidance," said Dr. Cynthia Morrow, Onondaga County Health Commissioner.

      The boil water advisory affects homes within a half mile of the confirmed sample locations.