Idaho town under indefinite order to boil water to prevent illnesses

February 10, 2015 8:50 PM

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SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Residents of an Idaho town were ordered on Tuesday to boil drinking water for a third day because of sediments in the public water supply that could harbor harmful parasites like cryptosporidium and strains of e-coli bacteria, officials said.

About 500 customers in Idaho City in the southwest part of the state were affected by the boil water order, which is in place indefinitely, state water quality managers said.

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