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Boil-water advisory issued in Grant County

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Grant County has issued a boil water advisory. Grant County has issued a boil water advisory.
GRANT COUNTY, Wash. -

The Lakeview Park Water Association in Grant County has issued a boil-water notice on Friday. The advisory is in effect until further notice. The notice does not affect neighboring Soap Lake residents.

The notice was issued because the association detected the harmful bacteria E. coli. A second test revealed the bacteria coliform. Both bacteria were found during routine water quality tests.

Coliform by itself has not been found to cause serious illness. It is used to indicate other pathogenic organisms. However, even though it's not harmful, it's not allowed to be in the water.

In contrast, if E. coli enters a human host it can cause serious harm including death.

The advisory warning affects about 400 homes and businesses that get their water from the Lakeview Park Water Association.

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