E. coli

Dave Thompson / Prairie Public

The city of Lincoln is under a “boil water order” from the state Health Department.

That’s because samples of E. coli were found in one of the city’s nearly 1,300 homes.

The boil order means residents have to boil it before they can drink it. But other uses – such as showers and hand-washings – are still okay.

The first sample was found earlier this month – and a second sample from the same house taken this week was also positive.