As big tourism weekend approaches, Mt. Shasta says it’s not safe to drink the water
As big tourism weekend approaches, Mt.
Shasta says it’s not safe to drink the water.
E. coli, the infamous bacteria that causes diarrhea and stomach cramps, were found in the drinking water supply of a city nestled in the foothills of Mount Shasta, officials announced Sunday.
The city of Mt.
Staff took four follow-up samples at various sites, including at the spring source of the water system.
No obvious source of E. coli was observed.” City officials said they would notify residents when water tests come back clean, but the drinking water system has been chlorinated as a precaution.
On the morning of the Fourth, Mt.
Bryan said in an email anyone coming in to town should drink bottled water or boil the water before drinking it.
Shasta News.com, people stream into Mount Shasta City Park to collect water from Big Springs, a spring designated as the headwaters of the Sacramento River.
The water flowing out the headwaters comes from the snow-covered peaks of Mount Shasta, the park’s website says.