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Douglas County: Precautionary Boil Water Notice Rescinded

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Douglas County says the May 17th precautionary boil water notice is now rescinded. It was in effect for the Cave Rock and Skyland System in Douglas County due to a computer at the Cave Rock Water Treatment Plant. 

The county says they have received the results from the bacteriological testing and both rounds of sampling came back clean. The residents in the affected area have been notified.

The county says due to the error, it is required to notify each customer until it recovers the data from the error or take two consecutive bacteriological samples, back-to-back, 24 hours apart.

Douglas County says the precautionary order was expected to last through Monday, May 21. 

"We are in the process of taking consecutive water samples. Once this process is complete and samples are clean, we can rescind the boil water notices," says county manager Melissa Blosser. 

"We have a microfiltration plant for treatment and we maintained consistent normal chlorine residual throughout the period when the error occurred. The boil water notice is only precautionary at this time, but we are taking the proper steps to ensure the safety of our residents."

The county says if you have questions or concerns, call the Public Works Department at 775-782-9989.

(Douglas County contributed to this report.)

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