The boil water order for the Warner Springs Ranch Resort water system was lifted by the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health, but the order remained in effect for Warner Springs Estates.
The drinking-water system had tested positive for E.Coli and total coliform bacteria. The presence of E.Coli bacteria indicated that the water might have been contaminated with human or animal waste, according to health officials.
Total coliform bacteria can come from soils and other sources in the environment and can indicate a problem with the water supply system. The boil water order was issued to ensure all water used is free from contamination, county spokesman Keith Kezer said.
The Warner Springs Ranch Resort water system, in the 31000 block of state Route 79, serves the Warner Springs Airport, Warner Springs Ranch Golf Grill, the Post Office, St. Francis Chapel and the Warner Springs Ranch Resort, which is closed to the public.
The order was issued Thursday by the State Division of Drinking Water, then lifted Friday after the water tested clean. The distribution system was disinfected by a certified operator and follow-up water samples confirm the absence of coliform bacteria in the water supply.
The boil water order will remain in effect for the Warner Springs Estates water system until further notice, according to Kezer.
— City News Service