::Town Of Clayton Lifts Water Warning
From Raleigh Chronicle Staff & Wire Reports
Friday June 22, 2007
CLAYTON - The Town of Clayton has lifted its water warning for city water that it imposed on Tuesday, saying now that the water is okay to drink.
On Tuesday, officials in Clayton, which is located in the eastern part of the Triangle in Johnston County, had said that residents should boil their water used for human consumption that was coming from the city.
"Total coliform bacteria was detected in water samples collected from the
water system serving the Town of Clayton in Johnston County," said the notice on the town's website on Tuesday.
However, the town says now that the water sample in which the coliform bacteria may have been contaminated after it was taken from the town's water supply.
According to the city health officials, coliforms bacteria are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are generally not harmful themselves, but they can be an indicator that other "potentially harmful, bacteria may be present."
Despite the earlier test, now town officials say that new testing did not reveal any further presence of the bacteria, prompting them to lift the ban on human consumption of the water. ::