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LINDON, Utah (AP) — Residents in the northern Utah city of Lindon are being advised not to drink tap water before boiling it now that E. coli has been detected in the city's water supply.

The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/2inF0F6 ) that city officials said Friday residents should use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking as a safety precaution. The boil order is in place until further notice.

The city says the E. coli was discovered during routine testing and that more samples will be taken once the water has been treated.

The presence of the bacteria indicates the water may be contaminated with human or animal waste. Microbes in the waste can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches or other symptoms.

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