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Aug 9, 2014 10:50 PM by Domenica Fuller

Boil water advisory in effect near Hereford

TUCSON - A boil water advisory is in effect for certain residents near Hereford.

The boundaries are south of Camino Principal, north of Ramsey Road, and east of Highway 92.

According to the East Slope Water Company's website, the E. Coli contamination was found on Thursday. There are around 800 customers connected to the district, who were supposedly notified on Friday to boil their water.

"They said flyers were sent, which they were not," said Trisha Maxwell, a resident in the effected area. "I'm a stay-at-home mom and I'm here all day and I still have not received one or anything from the water company."

News 4 Tucson has reached out to the water company multiple times, but has not heard back yet. Many people are having to completely change their daily routine, in order to ensure they will not get sick from the contaminated water.

"Then I got to thinking 'Oh I can't rinse the dishes with the regular water.' So you are either going to have boiled water for that too or use bottled water. I use bottled water to brush my teeth," said Susana Sorensen.

According to Cochise Health and Social Services, there have been no reported incidences of E. Coli so far.

Repeated samples of the water will be taken from the well until E. Coli is no longer detected. According to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, this problem should be resolved by early next week.


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