Cal Water lifts boil order for some Bakersfield customers after tests show no E. coli
Cal Water lifts boil order for some Bakersfield customers after tests show no E. coli.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — State officials and California Water Service have lifted the boil order for customers in a portion of central Bakersfield.
The precautionary boil-water advisory for about 220 customers was issued over the weekend out of fear of E. coli contamination.
Cal Water said Monday that multiple rounds of water quality tests by two independent laboratories showed no such contamination.
“We sincerely thank our customers for their patience as we worked to ensure their water was safe to drink,” Bakersfield District Manager Mike Mares said in a news release.
“Protecting our customers’ health and safety is our highest priority, and we apologize for this unfortunate incident, especially given that we have had no major issues in this part of the water system for as far back as we can remember.” The company said it will credit the bills of the customers for the lost days of service.
Cal Water will also reimburse the affected customers for their purchase of bottled water.
Customers can take receipts for reimbursement to Cal Water’s Customer Center, 3725 S. H St., or mail them to the Customer Center, attention of Kim Mygatt.