- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle suburb of Mercer Island says E. coli has shown up again in a water sample test.

The city issued another boil water advisory Thursday and ordered all restaurants to close.

The city’s schools superintendent, Gary Plano, says schools are remaining open, with plenty of bottled water on hand. He says fresh food has been removed from the school lunch menu.

The previous boil water advisory in Mercer Island was issued last weekend and lifted on Monday. City officials say they’re ramping up efforts to find the source of the contamination.

The city says test results on Thursday morning showed one sample with E. coli. There are no reports of illness.

Residents are advised to boil drinking water.

The island in Lake Washington gets its water from Seattle Public Utilities, which says all its other water is safe for drinking.



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