PHOENIX (AP) — Residents in Globe are being asked to boil their water after a city well tested positive for e-coli.
City officials said Monday that the contaminated well is one of six in the area. The well is shut down while further tests are being sent to a lab.
Interim City Manager Cynthia Seelhammer says all water in the city is treated with chlorine. The boil-water mandate is Arizona Department of Environmental Quality protocol.
Seelhammer says the results could be caused by a number of factors including bacteria on of the testing agent's hands or contaminated testing material.
The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/TsonpF) says the secondary test results will be available on Tuesday and if they come back negative for e-coli, the city will lift its boil-water alert.
Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com