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For immediate release:         April 25, 2013                                (13-055)

Contacts:         Carolyn Cox, Office of Drinking Water               360-236-3162 
                          Kelly Stowe, Communications Office                360-236-4022

Cowlitz County: boil-water advisory ends for Carrolls water customers

OLYMPIA -The boil-water advisory for customers of the Carrolls Water Association in southeast Cowlitz County has ended. Lab results show the association’s water is safe to drink.

On April 10, the association advised its customers to boil their tap water because a sample from one of their wells tested positive for E. coli bacteria.

The association shut off the contaminated well, but may have to use it again if water shortages continue. If the well is restarted, the state Department of Health will recommend a new boil-water advisory.

The Carrolls Water System is in Cowlitz County about five miles southeast of Kelso. The system serves 176 homes, an elementary school, and a country store.

Customers with questions about their water may call Columbia Technical LLC, 360-281-2650.

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