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MAPLETON, Utah (AP) -- Water tests planned for today could lift a boil order for many Mapleton residents.
Nearly a fourth of the city's 65-hundred resident have been on a boil order since Saturday after testing confirmed the presence of E. coli bacteria in the water system.
Last night city officials said if all goes well, the boil order could be lifted by noon. Officials said they have been flushing the affected water lines with chlorine in an attempt to eliminate the E. coli.
City crews also stopped drawing water from the spring believed responsible for the contamination. Two other springs continue to supply the city's water needs.
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