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Gorman area advised to boil drinking water

June 30, 2010 12:55:00 AM PDT
People in parts of Gorman are being advised to boil their drinking water because the water could be contaminated from a failed water pump.The L.A. County Department of Public Health said the boil-water order will remain in effect until at least Friday.

Residents in the area are urged to boil all water being used for drinking or food preparation for at least one minute, and then allow it to cool.

The order was issued as a precautionary measure in response to the failure of the pump, which is operated by the Golden Valley Municipal Water District. The pump has been repaired and the impacted well is being disinfected, according to the county.

Failing to disinfect water could lead to intestinal illnesses.

City News Service contributed to this story.