FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Julia Escamilla, 760-745-5522
Routine Sampling in Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District’s ID 1, Pressure Zone 3, indicated a presence of Coliform Bacteria. Although Coliform Bacteria arenaturally present in the environment, its presence is also used as an indicator that other, potentially-harmful, bacteria may be present. Pending further testing, Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District is advising residents to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution.
Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District has two sources of water that is delivered to customer according to specific geographic boundaries. This Boil Water Notice is specific to Rincon customers with account numbers starting with: 01 through 48, 94, 96, and 97.
DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for five (5) minutes, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking and food preparation until further notice. This is the preferred method to assure that the water is safe to drink.
Alternative methods of disinfection for residents that who do not have access to gas or electricity:
- Use fresh, unscented, liquid household bleach (Clorox, Purex, etc.). To do so, add 8 drops (or 1/8 teaspoon) of bleach per gallon of clear water or 16 drops (or 1/4 teaspoon) per gallon of cloudy water, mix thoroughly, and allow it to stand for 30 minutes before using. A chlorine-like taste and odor will result from this disinfection procedure and is an indication that adequate disinfection has taken place. (Clorox, Purex, etc.)
- Water disinfection tablets may also be used by following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Failure to follow this advisory could result in stomach or intestinal illness.
Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District will inform you when tests show that water is safe to drink and you no longer need to boil your water. The minimum duration is expected to be no less than forty eight hours.
For more information call:
Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District
Public Information Officer
1920 North Iris Lane, Escondido, CA 92026
For updates, please visit: www.rinconwater.org - Breaking News
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.