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Escondido Valley Since 1954



August 19, 2014 3:55 pm

The boil water order has been lifted for the 60 residential connections located in Rincon Water’s Improvement District 1 on the specific streets of Caraway Street (south of Country Club Lane), Jana Place, Sonia Place, Via Alexandra, and Via Scott.

The boil order was originally declared late Friday afternoon after water sample test results showed the presence of Coliform bacteria in one part of the system. Initially, 6,300 water connections were affected by the boil order. By Sunday evening all but 60 connections had been lifted from the boil order requirements.

“The source of the bacteria has not been determined and the investigation is continuing,” said Greg Thomas, Rincon Water’s general manger. After exhaustive testing, the results indicate that no harmful bacterium was in the water.

“Customers are able to return to normal use water,” said Julia Escamilla, Rincon Water’s Public Information Officer.” Health officials from the Regional Water Quality Control Board, Drinking Water Division, stated these customers do not need to flush lines, dispose of ice cubes, or change filters on water-using devices.

“We want to thank our customers, neighboring water agencies, health officials, and the media for providing support and cooperation during the boil order,” said Thomas. “My heartfelt thanks go out to the community. They have been very supportive, patient, and understanding, which has allowed us to focus on the task at hand. I am also proud of my staff. They have worked tirelessly around the clock to help resolve this issue.”

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