City of Shafter cancels boil-water order after new tests

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SHAFTER, Calif. (AP) — The San Joaquin Valley city of Shafter has canceled its order to residents to boil tap water or switch to bottled water for drinking and cooking.

The city's website says the cancellation follows a satisfactory water system inspection and thorough water quality testing that found no detectable presence of total coliform bacteria.

The city issued the precautionary boil-water order on Saturday after water samples collected last week tested positive for total coliform, which is not dangerous on its own but can be an indicator of other types of contamination.

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