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Colonial Beach drinking water contamination determination to notify public lies with Health Department
- Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014 11:51
- Published on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:33
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On July 23, at 10:15 a.m., The Journal spoke with Bennett Ragnauth, Engineering Field Director from Virginia Department of Health East Central Field Office of Drinking Water.
The Town of Colonial Beach is required to take 4 routine water samples per month. The samples are then sent to the State Lab for testing. These samples are tested for Total Coliform, which is an indicator there could be other organisms present. If a sample tests positive for Total Coliform, then it is further tested for E. coli.