Mount Shasta residents no longer have to boil water after E. coli bacteria was detected in the city’s water supply late last week.
“Repeat samples show no E.coli or fecal coliform bacteria in the Mount Shasta spring source,” Andrew DiLuccia, a spokesman for the State Water Resources Control Board, said Tuesday. The state agency conducted water tests at the city’s request.
The city of Mount Shasta put out a notice this weekend warning residents to bring all water to a boil after routine sampling found a trace amount of E. coli in a routine water sample on Friday.
The drinking-water crisis came at a terrible time for the small, tourist-dependent mountain town, 3 1/2 hours north of Sacramento. This weekend marks the city’s annual Fourth of July holiday festivities, which draw thousands of tourists to the city for festivals, fireworks and a five-mile run in the shadow of Mount Shasta.
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Some restaurants reportedly closed because they couldn’t ensure diners’ safety.
Ryan Sabalow: 916-321-1264, @ryansabalow