Lebec County Water District lifts boil effect for residents, all samples test negative for bacteria

Posted at 9:49 AM, Feb 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-20 14:06:06-05

UPDATE (Feb. 20, 2017, 11:04 a.m.): According to Jessica Carroll with the Lebec County Water District, the boil water notice was lifted at 10:30 a.m.

All five samples tested negative for total Coliform bacteria and is safe to drink.


UPDATE (Feb. 20, 2017, 8:26 a.m.): A portion of the water system in Lebec was affected by a break in the main on Friday, February 17, 2017.

This resulted in a loss of water for commercial customers in the Lebec area. The break was located and isolated on Friday evening, and repairs were completed by 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2017.

Customers who were affected by the break have received a "Notice to Boil Water" until lab results come back. The notice is in effect until the Water Resource Control Board lifts the boil notice.


Some Lebec and Frazier Park residents are without water this morning.

23ABC News received a viewer tip that multiple customers of Lebec County Water District were without water. 

23ABC reached out to the Lebec County Water District for more information and is waiting to hear back. 

A person who answered the phone for an emergency after hours number listed on the District's website said there was a note that customers in the Lebec and Frazier Park areas are without water and that the company is working on an issue. However, there is no estimated time of when the water will be restored. The note went on to state that once water is restored residents should boil the water before drinking it until further notice. 

This is a developing story, check back for details.