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Rockford schools to be closed Friday as well due to E. coli
ROCKFORD, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Health officials say they have to keep several Rockford schools closed after they found E. coli in the water system.
The schools are:
- Meadow Ridge Elementary
- Parkside Elementary
- Valle View Elementary
- North Rockford Middle
- River Valley Academy
- and the Child Care Administration Building
An update from the city Thursday says they'll be closed again Friday.
The city has been handing out bottled water to residents, and another shipment is expected around 5:00 p.m. Thursday.
The city says there was a problem with the equipment at the water treatment plant.
The new automated system put in place a little less than a year ago failed, and it was supposed to stop this kind of contamination.
The city says it needs two clean water tests to lift the ban.
We'll continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated.