VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) -- Tap water is flowing again at Creeds Elementary School in Virginia Beach school nearly seven months after bacteria were found in its wells.

Schools spokeswoman Lauren Wicks tells The Virginian-Pilot that the Virginia Department of Health cleared the two wells for drinking water after tests last week came back clean.

Students and staff at Creeds in Pungo had been using bottled water and portable hand-washing stations.

The water restrictions were imposed after water from the wells tested positive for bacteria several times since Sept. 20, 2013. In two cases, the E. coli bacteria were found.

A chlorination system was installed last month and the water was tested and cleared by the health department.

Wicks tells the boil water advisory was lifted for Monday and parents were given an AlertNow phone call Sunday night.

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