- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Health officials say the water system at a Dover motel will be disinfected over the weekend after the discovery of coliform bacteria prompted a boil-water notice to tenants.

Officials issued the water advisory on Wednesday after E. coli bacteria were found in the water supply at the Shamrock Motel.

State officials collected water samples on Sept. 3 after receiving a complaint and detected the presence of coliform. Additional testing found E. coli in one sample. E. coli bacteria, which often can be traced to human or animal waste, can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches and other symptoms.

Among those affected by the water problem were six clients of the Department of Health and Social Services who were staying at the motel on emergency housing assistance vouchers. They have been relocated.


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