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County issues boil water order for Wilderness Gardens park


July 11, 2013
The County of San Diego, Department of Environmental Health (DEH) earlier this week issued a Boil Water Order and Public Notification for Wilderness Gardens County Park located at 14209 Highway 76, Pala, effective immediately. This public water system serves two drinking fountains and a caretaker's residence.

At press time, Tuesday, the boil order had not yet been lifted.

The drinking water system has tested present for total coliform bacteria and absent for E. coli. Total coliform bacteria can come from soils and other sources in the environment and can indicate a problem with the water supply system. The Boil Water Order was issued to ensure all water used is free from contamination. The Boil Water Order will remain in effect until the distribution system has been disinfected and additional samples confirm the absence of bacteria in the water supply.

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Michael Robledo