The Tulare County Civic Center, which services the Courts, Courthouse Departments, the Main Jail, Human Resources & Development, General Services Agency (GSA), County Counsel, the Board of Supervisors, and the County Administrative Office is under a boil water notice after regular monthly water samples taken from the well came up positive for coliform in the water.
Daniel Richardson, Director of GSA, says, “We acknowledge the challenges that come with issuing a boil water notice and we are working quickly to obtain samples that show water in compliance with drinking water standards.”
Coliform can occur normally in Valley wells from time to time and the Civic Center well and other wells that serve county buildings are regularly tested. After the monthly sample showed coliform, a second test was performed to ensure the results of the first test were correct. The well was chlorinated today and new water samples were taken.
Once the chlorine has an opportunity to take effect on the system, additional samples will be taken and analyzed. Once a negative sample is taken, the boil water notice will be removed.
GSA hopes to have results by the close of business on Monday, August 24, 2020.