Artesia residents await latest water test results

ARTESIA, N.M. (KRQE) – People in Artesia are anxiously awaiting results of the latest water tests. This comes after the city says one of its latest water tests showed traces of E. Coli, but a water boil notice is not yet in place. That sample was tested in Hobbs, but the samples tested in Artesia turned up negative. Thursday, they took another round of water samples. The city says the expect to get the results sometime Friday. The city’s had two water boil notices within a month of each other.