According to the Department of Health Office of Drinking Water, they are working closely with the water system to determine the source of the contamination.
Approximately 350 homes between Sequim and Port Angeles along Woodcock Road and Kitchen-Dick road are affected. However, no illnesses have been reported.
Tap water should be boiled for at least one minute before it is used in drinking, brushing teeth, making ice or in food preparation.
E-coli is one of the most common forms of foodborne illness. Symptoms usually begin a few hours after contact and they include dehydration, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, headache, severe abdominal pain and nausea. Foodborne illness is also a major cause of reactive arthritis. One of the worst forms of E-coli is O157:H7 which is especially serious in the elderly, very young and people with compromised immune systems.
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