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Los Altos residents still asked to boil tap water

Original post made on Jul 28, 2015

Customers in a portion of Los Altos still need to boil their tap water before consuming it, Cal Water officials said Tuesday. The advisory could be lifted for a portion of the affected area later today, July 28, according to a spokeswoman.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 12:46 PM

Comments (8)

Posted by ???
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 28, 2015 at 3:38 pm

"Sunday afternoon, July 27".

Posted by William Hitchens
a resident of Waverly Park
on Jul 28, 2015 at 3:55 pm

So, Cal water has submitted a 2nd sample for testing, either on Sunday or Monday, and the test results aren't due until Wed? That means that there is a two or three day waiting period for receiving test results. This means that there almost certainly was a significant time lag between when the water main was broken and Cal Water warned its customers of e-coli contamination. What I'd like to know is exactly when the water main was broken (not fixed), and when Cal Water knew there was e-coli contamination after the first test. Looks like customers could have been exposed to e-coli for up to 48 hours before they were warned. Cal Water's communication has been so dreadfully bad on water rationing that I no longer trust them to provide timely and truthful information. They're just scrambling to cover their backs from lawsuits.

Posted by Brad
a resident of Willowgate
on Jul 28, 2015 at 5:38 pm

This proves that tap water in not safer than bottled water. I'm so sick of people saying tap water is better because it's tested, whereas bottled water is not. Thanks, but I'll keep drinking my Crystal Geyser which comes from Mt. Shasta, rather than tap water contaminated with sewage, or raw untreated reservoir water as was the case about 6 months ago when someone flipped the wrong lever.

Posted by Robyn
a resident of another community
on Jul 28, 2015 at 5:54 pm

Spare the air and boil your water. We are looking more like a third world country every day! This is pathetic.

Posted by Sorry Brad
a resident of Bailey Park
on Jul 28, 2015 at 6:06 pm

You seem to be a man of absolutes, where a single story proves a case.
Well here's another. Its about 14 brands sold in 11 states affected by a bottled water e. coli contamination just last month.
Web Link
You hate people telling you tap water is safer because you hate being wrong.

Posted by mari posa
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 29, 2015 at 2:34 pm

Can you please post a map that you actually can see the area? I cannot see the streets surrounding the affected area, thus I am not even sure my residential area if affected. This is truly pathetic!

Posted by @mariposa
a resident of Bailey Park
on Jul 29, 2015 at 2:54 pm

If you didn't get a notice, you were not affected. I use the past tense "were' because the issue has past and they contamination is gone, so at this time nobody is affected. It's over.

Posted by Monroe
a resident of another community
on Jul 30, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Bradlee, it proves nothing! Not a single person got sick from this "scare". Thw whole thing was much ado about nothing. Now I'm going to go drink me some free tap water. You keep sucking down that overpriced stuff in plastic bottles.

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