Los Altos Water, E. Coli contamination?

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On today's Sunday evening TV news, there was a story about the contamination of Los Altos water with E. Coli bacteria in the "S. El Monte" area.

 


Cal Water: E. Coli Found in Los Altos Water | NBC Bay Area

NBC Bay Area-2 hours ago
Cal Water has found traces of contaminants in the water of the South El Monte area of Los Altos. The contaminant is confirmed as E.coli.

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Cal-Water-E-Coli-Found-in-Los-Altos-Water-318591921.html


 

Los Altos Water contaminated with E. Coli S. El Monte area

A check of the website for the California Water Services Co. provides NO information whatsoever.

calwater.com

949 B St, Los Altos, CA

And a call to 

(650) 917-0152

also provides no information. 

Since I live a block off of South El Monte Avenue in Los Altos, I am concerned.

Why is no information availale?

 

I live in Los Altos, one block off South El Monte Avenue, near Cuesta Drive, clearly this is the "S. El Monte" area of Los Altos. No notification, except for the evening news on TV. What's up with that? No info on the calwater.com website either. Why no map on the website?

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Mike Rock
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thanks for keeping the folks up to date. thats scary

Jul 26, 2015 01:06 PM #1
Anonymous
Los Altan

Boil your water!

Jul 26, 2015 01:40 PM #2
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Barb campbell

We are neighbors and there is no notice for us either

Jul 26, 2015 03:45 PM #3
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Lottie Kendall
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Just read about this in SF Gate. Water Company should have sent out advisories.

Jul 27, 2015 03:21 AM #4
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George Fanucci
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So irresponsible... no info... the CalWater (650) 917-0152 does not even answer their phone today.

Jul 27, 2015 03:26 AM #5
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George Fanucci
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Finally got through and CalWater said if you did not get any notification then your water should be unaffected.

 

Los Altos Water Contaminated

Jul 27, 2015 03:37 AM #6
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George Fanucci
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At last, a Map of the Los Altos water E. Coli contaminated area:

Los Altos E. Coli Water South El Monte area

Thanks to the Los Altos Town Crier. 

http://www.losaltosonline.com/news/sections/news/150-news-flash/50757-cal-water-issues-boil-water-advisory

Jul 27, 2015 04:48 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Christina Sanchez Hood
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Great post George Fanucci!  I saw this in the Daily Post and let people know in person. what a great idea to blog it!  What was I thinking, lol.

Jul 28, 2015 04:26 PM #8
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Sam Shueh
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mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Some one's septic tank leaches out to water supply?......

or is it California cattle bacterium Escherichia coli O157:H7 again?

Jul 29, 2015 07:09 AM #9
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George Fanucci
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Paraphrasing from today's Town Crier article: CalWater was working on a water main in this area on Friday. Samples were sent to the lab when the work was finished. Analysis takes 24 hours. They began notifying 600 customers on Sunday afternoon. Notifications were not completed until early on Monday morning. Some customers in the affected area said on Monday that they did not get notified. As of Monday morning, Safeway was running low on bottled water.

It seems to me this could have been managed far better than it was in the press. So many sketchy news reports. So little solid information! As of Sunday night, when I checked, there was nothing on the CalWater website. There was an update on the website by mid-morning on Monday, but still vague.

In this day and age? Is it just me, or do you also expect more out of your water company?

Jul 29, 2015 07:21 AM #10
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George Fanucci
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Here is an update from CalWater. Why is this info so hard to find on their website?

https://www.calwater.com/category/news-alert/Los-Altos Water E Coli Update

Screen shot from calwater.com on 7/30/2015.

Boil Water Order Lifted for Most Los Altos Customers;
Advisory Issued for Seven Acres

July 28, 2015 • News Alert • Emily Hernandez 

https://www.calwater.com/boil-water-advisory-los-altos-district/

Jul 30, 2015 01:48 AM #11
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