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Pleasant Grove issues boil advisory after positive E. coli tests

(Janice Haney Carr | CDC via AP) This colorized 2006 scanning electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows E. coli bacteria of the O157:H7 strain that produces a powerful toxin which can cause illness.

Pleasant Grove has issued a boil advisory after finding E. coli in three samples collected during a monthly test of the city’s culinary water system.

The samples came from the area encompassing 300 North between 300 East and 400 East in Pleasant Grove, according to FOX 13.

City officials have determined the E. coli contamination is an isolated incident, impacting nine service connections in that area. The cause has yet to be determined.

Preliminary results from tests taken Saturday in the neighborhood near 300 North and 300 East came back Sunday negative for coliform, the city tweeted. More tests were expected Sunday.

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