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E. coli comes from human and animal wastes. During rainfalls, snow melts, or other types of precipitation, E. coli may be washed into creeks, rivers, streams, lakes, or groundwater. When these waters are used as sources of drinking water and the water is not treated or inadequately treated, E. coli may end up in drinking water.
The District of North Vancouver and the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority have lifted the boil water advisory that has affected more than 500 homes for the past three days...
The District of North Vancouver and the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority have lifted the boil water advisory that has affected more than 500 homes for the past three days. File photo The warning notices went out in the Riverside, Dollarton, and Mount Seymour Parkway neighbourhoods on Saturday after a routine water sample tested positive for E. coli. INDEPTH: E. coli bacteria But three subsequent days of testing have showed no sign of water contamination. And a Vancouver Coastal Health Authority spokesperson had said on Monday there had been no reports of anyone getting sick.