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Excessive Bacteria Found In Wilmington Water

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Wilmington officials are advising residents that excessive levels of bacteria were recently found in the city's water supply.
    
Officials disclosed Friday that the number of water samples in July showing the presence of total coliform bacteria exceeded the number considered to be in compliance with water quality standards.
    
But they said the situation did not constitute an emergency requiring immediate public notification, and that samples taken in August were in compliance with the standards. They also said they found no problem bacteria of greater concern, such as fecal coliform or E. coli.
    
Officials said residents do not need to boil their water or take other corrective actions, but that people with specific health concerns could consult their doctors.

 

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