Bacteria found in Shafter's water system

Posted at 6:07 PM, Dec 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-19 21:26:09-05

Shafter city officials said on Saturday that their water was tested positive for 'total coliform' bacteria.

They are urging residents to boil their water.

Officials said that they found this bacteria during their routine testing of the city's water supply. 

Shafter officials added that the bacteria is not dangerous on its own but it can provide an indication of other types of contamination that could be of concern.

City of Shafter officials said they have been in communication with the State of California and Kern County Public Health Department in response to the findings. 

Officials have sent notice to all residents who are affected by this.

Kern County Public Health officials are planning to contact local restaurants, markets, food processing faculties and businesses to see if they are affected by this. 

If you want to know more information, you are asked to visit or contact them at 661-746-5088 or 661-746-5000.  

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