Boiling water. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Officials on Tuesday lifted a “boil water” order issued by San Diego County for campgrounds at Mount Laguna supplied by the federal water system.

The order was given after the federal system in Mount Laguna was found to be contaminated with total coliform bacteria for the third time this year.

This time, the order only affected three campgrounds — Horse Heaven, Laguna and El Prado. It did not encompass residences or businesses.

The presence of the bacteria in water samples usually means contamination from dirt or other environmental sources, according to the county Department of Environmental Heath.

The DEH said the remaining portions of the water system operated by the U.S. Forest Service were not affected.

— City News Service

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