SAN DIEGO–The County of San Diego, Department of Environmental Health has issued a Boil Water Order and Public Notification for Vallecito County Park in Julian.
The park’s water system serves 2 volunteer pads, 44 camp sites and public restrooms with showers.
The drinking water system has tested present for E.Coli and total coliform bacteria. The presence of E.Coli bacteria indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Health effects can include diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches or other symptoms. E.Coli may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems. Total coliform bacteria can come from soils and other sources in the environment and can indicate a problem with the water supply system.
The alert was issued to ensure all water used is free from contamination. It will remain in effect until laboratory analytical results confirm the absence of bacteria in the water supply.