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Boil water order issued for KQ Ranch in Julian

Posted at 6:23 PM, Apr 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-14 21:23:33-04

JULIAN, Calif. (KGTV) - San Diego is warning residents and visitors in the Julian area to boil water following a positive test for E. Coli.

The county's Department of Environmental Health issued a boil water order and public notification for KQ Ranch water system, located at 449 KQ Ranch Road in Julian. The order goes into effect immediately.

The water system serves KQ Ranch Campground, which includes 211 campsites with RV hook-ups, cottage and cabin rentals, a swimming pool, showers and bathrooms, and a restaurant.

Testing of drinking water in the system tested positive 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," the county said.

Total coliform bacteria can come from the soil and other sources and can indicate a problem with the water supply system.

The county DEH said E. Coli may pose a special health risk to the elderly, infants, young children, and people with compromised immune systems.

The order will remain in effect until testing results confirm the absences of bacteria in the water system.