as declared in BESSEMER, Pa. (WKBN) – Water tested at Mohawk High School came back positive for coliform bacteria, including E. coli, forcing the school to close Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) identified the water issue at Mohawk High School.
The DEP regional office said the high school doesn’t have to stay closed but in order to stay open, it would have to provide safe drinking and hand-washing water.
The elementary school runs on a completely separate water system and has passed all tests as required by the Department of Environmental Protection.
The District is working with our well company and the Department of Environmental Protection to tie the high school into the elementary well.
E. coli found in South Kitsap water system
SOUTH KITSAP — About 1,000 customers in the South Kitsap area are being asked to boil their tap water after E. coli bacteria was found in a storage tank.
Customers in the Horizons West system should boil water or use bottled water to drink, cook food, make ice, brush teeth and wash dishes by hand.
The warning, provided by the Washington Water Service Co., which manages the system, is until further notice.
Customers inside the plat of Horizons West, which is owned by Quistorff Water System, aren’t subject to the advisory.
Customers can submit receipts for any water purchased during the advisory to the Washington Water Customer Service Center, 14519 Peacock Hill Avenue, Gig Harbor.
referring to CAPE TOWN – A portable device that can detect the presence of E. coli in water has been developed by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR).
The device, dubbed the ColiSpot, aims to provide waste water treatment facilities with same day results.
The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research’s Klariska Moodley Says that the device might also be rolled out to various communities.
The ColiSpot aims to provide waste water treatment facilities with same day results as opposed to the 24-hour waiting period when samples are sent for laboratory testing.
“The sensor has been developed to be easy to use and a low-cost device.
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