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The town of Norris Arm in central Newfoundland has been on a boil water advisory (BWA) since October 26.

The provincial website that tracks BWAs says that the system tested positive for total coliforms, which can be an indicator of other harmful bacteria being present.

The town population as of the 2011 census was 912 people but a spokesperson for Norris Arm said that most of the population have little to worry about, as the negative tests were only occurring in a limited area in the town's south end.

"It was just one particular house in town," said Bev Peyton, Town Manager, "On the report it was just one household that didn't get a high enough chlorine reading."

She said that the boil water advisory was simply for precautionary reasons while they fixed a glitch in the treatment system. Payton is hoping that the advisory will be lifted today as the last samples should be tested by an accredited lab soon.

Norris Arm is located at the mouth of the Exploits, Newfoundlands second largest river. Logging has been responsible for most of the town's employment, however in recent years the industry has been lagging slightly in the area.

The town was in the news a couple weeks ago when a 500lb bell was stolen from the Anglican church's cemetery.

It was found a couple days later in an antique store in Bishops Falls a twenty minute drive away

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