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2004 Media Releases

June 11, 2004
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
Scott Holmes, Health Department, 441-8019
Steve Owen, Lincoln Water System, 441-5925

Water Continues to Be Tested In Northeast Lincoln
Clarification to Previous Release

The Lincoln Water System (LWS) is continuing to take water samples in an area of northeast Lincoln where coliform bacteria was detected. Results on the water samples taken Thursday were available this afternoon, and the samples tested negative for coliform bacteria. However, officials encourage residents in the affected area to continue to take precautions until further testing is completed next week. If water samples taken next Monday and Tuesday are also negative, officials will inform the public that no further precautions are needed.

The area affected is a triangle bordered by Adams Street on the south, 70th Street on the east and Cotner Boulevard on the northwest. There are no immediate health concerns, but as a precaution, the City advises those in the area who have infants or health problems, such as severely compromised immune systems, to boil their drinking water or use bottled water until further notice.

Residents who have questions can call LWS at 441-7571

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