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Washington officials oppose island proposals for rainwater

Jan. 6, 2020 2:18 PM EST

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — County planning officials in Washington state have opposed changes to restrictions on using rain as a primary water source for an island community. The Skagit County Planning and Development Services Department advised county commissioners against the proposals for Guemes Island,...

FILE - This 2008 file photo shows boiled eggs in a bowl. In December 2019, U.S. health officials investigating a listeria outbreak are telling food service operators not to use hard-boiled eggs sold by the Georgia company Almark Foods. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says seven people in five states have been reported ill so far. That includes one death in Texas. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

Food poisoning linked to hard-boiled eggs in food service

Dec. 19, 2019 4:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Pregnant women, people over the age of 65 and people with weakened immune systems should throw away store-bought hard-boiled eggs because of a food poisoning outbreak linked to a Georgia company, health officials said Thursday. They said the same goes for products like egg salad that...

State lifts boil-water advisory in California city of Poway

Dec. 8, 2019 11:30 AM EST

POWAY, Calif. (AP) — The Southern California city of Poway has lifted a week-long boil-water advisory after tests determined the water is safe to drink. Residents and businesses reported discolored tap water starting Nov. 30 after a storm drain backed up into a water treatment facility’s reservoir...

Southern California city finds cause of discolored tap water

Dec. 3, 2019 11:05 AM EST

POWAY, Calif. (AP) — The Southern California city of Poway has figured out the cause of discolored tap water that triggered a boil-water advisory. The city of 50,000 says on its website that it’s believed a storm drain backed up into a water treatment facility’s reservoir during rain last...

California city urges residents to boil water after storm

Dec. 1, 2019 1:59 PM EST

POWAY, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California city is advising people to boil their water after residents reported discolored water coming from the taps. San Diego outlet NBC 7 reports that the city of Poway began handing out cases of water on Sunday to residents who present identification. The city of about...

Water boil advisory lifted after E. coli contamination

Nov. 27, 2019 5:46 PM EST

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. (AP) — The Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District near Spokane says most of its customers no longer need to boil their water after a water sample from a fire hydrant tested positive for E. coli. The sewer and water district said Wednesday it had isolated the area where the contamination...