Boca Raton water: One Boca well out of service after bacteria found

BOCA RATON, Fla.-- Boca Raton city utility officials Thursday found fecal coliform bacteria in one of the 25 wells city that supply drinking water and immediately pulled it from service.

The affected water was "raw" water yet to be processed, so it presents no danger or need for precautions to the public, city officials said. There is no need to boil water.

The source of the contamination, which is commonly human or animal waste, was still under investigation, said Chris Helfrich, Boca Raton's city utility director.


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