BOIL WATER ORDERED FOR MOUNTAIN EMPIRE HIGH SCHOOL AFTER CONTAMINATION FOUND

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June 18, 2011 (Pine Valley) -- The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has issued a Boil Water Order and Public Notification for Mountain Empire High School located at 3305 Buckman Springs Road, Pine Valley, effective immediately.
 
The drinking water system has tested present for total coliform bacteria, though absent for E. coli. Total coliform bacteria can come from soils and other sources in the environment and can indicate a problem with the water supply system.   The Boil Water Order was issued to ensure all water used is free from contamination.
 
The Boil Water Order will remain in effect until the distribution system has been disinfected and additional samples confirm the absence of bacteria in the water supply.