The Tapps Island Association along with the Washington State Department of Health’s Office of Drinking Water has advised Tapps residents to boil their drinking water after testing confirmed the presence of E-coli bacteria in the water.
According to a report in The Tacoma News Tribune, the association supplies 535 homes on the island and 10 off the island with treated well water.Residents are advised to use bottled water or boil water before using it for drinking, brushing teeth, dish washing, making ice and preparing food.
E-coli bacteria can make people including abdominal cramping and severe diarrhea. At this time, there are no reports of illness.
The association said chlorine will be added to the entire water system and then the system will be flushed out.
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