Wanship water supply contaminated by E. coli
About 60 homes in the Wanship area were affected by an E. coli outbreak in the town’s water supply earlier this week, and residents have been under a boil order by Wanship Mutual Water since Tuesday.
The contamination was discovered early Monday and the Summit County Health Department has been working in cooperation with the water company to determine the source of the E. coli outbreak, according to Health Dept. spokesperson Katie Mullaly.
As of midday Thursday, the main well in the area has been clear of E. coli, although the Health Dept. continues to test the lines, according to a Health Dept. release. The E. coli has not yet been cleared from the system.
It is unclear as to whether the outbreak is related to the recent flooding in the area, though officials should know more when additional testing is completed.
For more information on the Wanship E. coli outbreak, contact Summit County Health Dept. spokesperson Katie Mullaly at 435-333-1503.