GUILFORD – A sample of water taken from Guilford Lake which tested high in E. coli is no cause for alarm, according to the superintendent of the hamlet’s water district
“There is nothing wrong with the water,” assured Water Superintendent Jeff Fuller, after he learned some Guilford residents were telling people to start boiling their drinking water.
On Wednesday night, Fuller updated the Guilford town board on testing he has been conducting every other week at Guilford Lake since October. According to Fuller, the testing is being done in accordance with federal regulations established by the Environmental Protection Agency, which requires source water for all surface water systems be tested for fecal coliform bacteria including E. coli.
Fuller said he is required to take a total of 26 samples over 12 months, which are sent to Life Sciences Laboratories, an EPA certified lab located in Syracuse, for analysis.