Business Journal; Wednesday, 11-6-02 Peoria gets good water news After four days without running water due to suspected bacterial contamination, residents of one Peoria neighborhood got the news they've been waiting for Wednesday -- that the water flowing into their homes is safe. About 2,500 households receiving Rose Valley Water Co. water were told last weekend not to drink, cook with or bathe in tap water, after preliminary tests found a micro-organism that may be linked to the meningitis deaths of two young boys in the area last month. Water crews immediately began hooking up Peoria municipal water to the Rose Valley system and began a series of tests on the new water flowing through Rose Valley's old lines. The Maricopa County Environmental Services Department released the test results on the Peoria municipal water, now flowing through Rose Valley Water's lines Wednesday, and tests indicate that the water is safe. "The tests from both the City of Peoria and the county came back negative for bacteria, meaning there is no bacteria in this water and the chlorine residuals were very high," said Al Brown, director of Maricopa County Environmental Services. Peoria fire crews and other city and county officials were set to begin passing out flyers to homes in the affected area Wednesday evening, instructing them Sign up to receive free daily on how to flush out their household systems. business updates by email every The general area is bounded by Beardsley to the south, Patrick Lane to the weekday afternoon. north, 83rd Avenue to the east and 95th Avenue to the west. For detailed information, visit the city of Peoria's Web site at http://www.peoriaaz.com, or call the city's advisory hotline at 623-773-7777. Use Search Watch to watch for related topics, companies. Receive free Industry News via email. Choose from 46 different industries.
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