E.Coli found in Medical Lake water
Boil order issued, subsequent samples show no contamination
Last updated 8/1/2019 at 3:33pm
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...