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Medical Lake residents endure tainted water scare - The year in review - top 10

E.coli found in portion of city water system, but retests came back safe


Last updated 12/27/2019 at 11:19am


Staff reporter

MEDICAL LAKE — About 131 Medical Lake residents received disturbing news in late July when city maintenance crews went door-to-door distributing notices that routine water samples had tested positive for the presence of E.coli bacteria.

The notice advised residents to use bottled water or boil tap water for one minute until further notice.

While additional samples were drawn and submitted for testing the same day and came back without any signs of E.coli, it gave city officials a scare.

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

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