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Sioux Falls Health Department to test Madison water for consumption

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Madison's contaminated water is being tested in Sioux Falls.

But the people in Madison will have to wait a little longer before getting the 'OK' to drink the water.

The Sioux Falls Health Department will test it for e.coli and coliforms to see if it's safe to drink.

It will take about 18 hours to get the results after the test samples arrive.

Sioux Falls Health Department lab manager Rick Pudwill said "e.coli is probably not good to be consuming and digestively, in low volumes. There's coliforms all over. It's just something that you probably don't want to consume a lot of, and that's why they always have boil orders to boil it for a rolling boil for one minute, to make sure that it's gotten rid of those organisms."

The weather has caused a delay in getting water samples here for testing, but the Sioux Falls Health department told us it's on the way as of Thursday afternoon.

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