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Clear Spring keeps boil advisory

October 13, 2000

Clear Spring keeps boil advisory



CLEAR SPRING - A boil water advisory for Clear Spring will remain in effect indefinitely, according to Vice Mayor Julianna Albowicz.

She said she was hoping to hear from Washington County officials about the water's status but hadn't by Thursday evening.

"We had high hopes," she said.

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 Schlotterbeck 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.

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

The water's turbidity 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.

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

- Kimberly Yakowski

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