Madera County officials lifted a water-boiling order for North Fork on Saturday after new water tests taken the day before were negative for bacteria, said Tom Wheeler, a county supervisor for the North Fork area.
Around 70 customers from the North Fork community were affected by the water-boiling order after coliform and E. coli were detected on March 16.
Dexter Marr, interim deputy director for Madera County’s environmental health division, said the community water is being chlorinated.
Results of tests taken on March 18 revealed no E. coli in the water, but one of five tests had positive results for coliform, another bacteria, so tests were run again.
Those test results were negative for bacteria, Wheeler said, which led county officials to lift the water-boiling order. Wheeler said Environmental Health officials will contact all the businesses that were on notice and officials will notify all residents by phone on Sunday morning.
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