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County issues drinking water warning for some campo residents

Posted at 4:01 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 19:01:52-04

CAMPO, Calif. (KGTV) -- Customers of the Campo Group Water System are being advised that the county has issued a drinking water warning after samples found increased levels of nitrates.

Sample results found that on September 2, 2020, nitrate levels exceeded the maximum contaminant level for safe drinking water.

The group serves a mini mart, gasoline station, and an office, according to the county.

Nitrates in drinking water are a health concern for infants less than six-months-old and pregnant women are advised not to consume the water.

“Boiling, freezing, filtering, or letting water stand does not reduce the nitrate level,” the county said.

The Campo Group Water System is providing bottled water until nitrate levels fall below the maximum contaminant level, the county said.