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Ephrata officials: boil order cancelled

EPHRATA, Wash. -  The Washington State Department of Health and the City of Ephrata have cancelled the boil water notice. As of Tuesday afternoon the City's water system has passed all 16 tests perfectly.

The City has exceeded State standards for notification, disinfection, and final evaluation for safe and clean drinking water. Residents may now use the City's water as normal.

The City of Ephrata expresses its sincere appreciation to the State Department of Health, Grant County Emergency Management, Grant County Health Department, and the Gray & Osborne engineers for their tremendous professional aid during this incident.

Waterline and street project construction does not appear to be a cause of this incident. However, tests showed Well #6 as a likely source of the contamination. Well #6 was disconnected immediately last Friday morning. The City's efforts in diagnosing this matter will continue. A report will be produced and made public once the examination is complete.

Last week, E.coli bacteria were found in one of eighteen water samples. Continued testing showed no trace of E.Coli, but other coliform bacteria were found in the water system. The City and the State acted together, as a precautionary measure, to issue a Health Advisory at 12:15p.m. Friday 09 April 2010.

The Advisory affected roughly 7,100 people, including more than 3,200 homes and businesses in our community. The Advisory was in effect for the entire community of Ephrata.

Residents who have further questions should call the City at 754-4601 during regular business hours.

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