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Boil-water advisory continues in Walkersville

January 29, 2008

WALKERSVILLE, Md. (AP) -- It could be another week before residents of Walkersville can safely drink their tap water without boiling it.

Frederick County officials say tests of untreated water collected over the weekend from the water supply show high levels of bacteria and E. coli. Although the water was acceptable after it was treated, officials say some bacteria may be resistant to treatment.

Test results on individual wells are pending.

The boil advisory was issued after a pipe broke Friday in a manure lagoon on a farm in northern Walkersville. Town manager Gloria Rollins says manure leaked into the ground and into the water supply.

Rollins says she does not expect the town to file charges against the farmer.

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