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Clear Spring issuing boil water advisory

October 09, 2000

Clear Spring issuing boil water advisory



CLEAR SPRING - A boil water advisory was issued Monday after workers found the town's water to be cloudy.

Clear Spring's chief water plant operator Terry Slotterbeck said people should boil all water used for cooking or drinking for at least a minute. The water should be brought to a rolling boil, he said. Another option would be to use bottled water.

Slotterbeck said the boil advisory will be in effect indefinitely.

He said he noticed the change in the water's clarity Monday morning while doing routine testing.

The water's turbity was at unacceptably high levels that resulted in the cloudy water, he said.

Samples were sent to a water quality lab in Washington County to determine whether there are bacteria in the water. He said he expects to have the report back within two days.

In the interim, Slotterbeck said he has increased chlorine levels that would kill any potentially harmful bacteria. He said the water will be monitored daily.

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Slotterbeck said the town has experience problems in the past with its water system but some are expected over the course of operations.

The town issues 240 water bills each month serving about 300 customers.

Town officials said they are working with Maryland Department of Environment representatives to determine the cause of the problem and the best course of action.

Clear Spring schools have already stocked up with bottled water for students to drink and will use boiled water for cooking said Donna Messina, spokeswoman for the Washington County School District.

- Kimberly Yakowski

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