Faced with three samples that the Environmental Protection Division says contained bacterial contamination, the Commerce Water System has issued a “boil water advisory” until further notice.
The city received notice late Wednesday night that three of the four routine water samples taken Monday at a location across from the hospital, near Southeast Toyota, at Double Oaks Golf Course and downtown were positive for E. coli bacteria. The samples came from two different water tanks and were miles apart.
For its part, the city thinks that the issue was a sampling error or contamination of the EPD-provided sample jars. It sent 17 fresh samples to the lab Thursday, with results expected back Friday afternoon that, if clear, would end the boil advisory.
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