E. Coli Found In Foley Water

Saturday, October 8th, 2011 at 8:31 am

Foley residents are being instructed to boil their water after E. coli bacteria was detected in the city’s water supply system.

The city says the contamination may have been triggered by the failure of chlorination pumps at wells. Chlorination has been restored.  Officials are waiting on updated test results from the Department of Health.

While officials are waiting on the results of the test, residents should boil water before using it for drinking, preparing food, brushing teeth, and washing dishes.

Symptoms of E. Coli include: diarrhea, nausea and headaches, posing a special health risk to infants, young children and people with weakened immune systems.

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