Cheney Free Press -

By Lee Hughes
Staff Reporter 

E.Coli found in Medical Lake water

Boil order issued, subsequent samples show no contamination

 

August 1, 2019



Some 131 Medical Lake residents received disturbing news last week.

A notice, hand delivered by city maintenance personnel on Wednesday, July 24, informed them that routine water samples had tested positive for E.coli bacteria. The notice advised residents to use bottled water or boil tap water for one minute until further notice.

“It was my worst nightmare,” Scott Duncan, Medical Lake maintenance supervisor, said.

Additional samples were drawn and submitted for testing the same day and came back without any signs of E.coli, and the boil order was lifted.

The initial notice was issued e...



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