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Lindon lifts boil order after E. coli discovery

Published July 1, 2013 9:04 am

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The boil order in Lindon was lifted Sunday, two days after the discovery of E. coli in the culinary water supply.

Discovery of the bacteria prompted the emergency boil order Friday afternoon. Lindon public works crews immediately began disinfecting and flushing the water distribution system, a process they finished by 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

"Water samples have been taken from multiple locations throughout the city and found free of any harmful bacteria levels," according to a city news release.

The source of the contamination is still under investigation. Lindon maintains about 60 miles of water mains.

The bacteria, usually associated with human or animal feces, has the potential for causing diarrhea, cramps, nausea and headaches. For young children, the elderly or people with compromised immune systems, it can lead to serious illness or death.

The city was not aware of any confirmed cases of illness caused by the bacteria, according to the release.

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