- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Crews in Portland, Oregon, have drained the water from two open-air reservoirs that triggered a boil water alert last week and are cleaning, filling and testing them.

The Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/AtkKLx ) that the first test results from one reservoir are expected Wednesday, with test results from a second reservoir on Friday. The tests check for the presence of total coliform and generic E. coli bacteria.

Portland Water Bureau administrator David Shaff says those are the tests that indicate fecal contamination.

The city lifted a 24-hour boil order on Saturday. It was the largest such order in Portland’s history.

Tests found E. coli in the city water supply over a three-day period beginning May 20.


Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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