SAN DIEGO–The Department of Environmental Health has lifted the Boil Water Order for the Mount Laguna Recreation Area Water System, operated by the U.S. Forest Service.
The boil water order had been issued to Horse Heaven, Laguna and El Prado. Several public water systems in the area were not affected by the boil water order, and include the Stuart Water Company, which services the majority of the private businesses and residences, including local lodging and restaurants in the Mt. Laguna area. Also not affected was the Mount Laguna Improvement Association system, which serves private cabins on Forest Service land in the Mt. Laguna area.
The drinking water system had tested present for total coliform bacteria and absent for E.coli. Total coliform bacteria can come from soils and other sources in the environment and can indicate a problem with the water supply system.
The Boil Water Order was issued to ensure all water used is free from contamination. The distribution system has been disinfected by a Certified Operator and follow-up water samples confirm the absence of coliform bacteria in the water supply.