Bacteria Found in Va. Beach School, Library Wells

By: Virginia AP
By: Virginia AP

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- School officials in Virginia Beach are trying to find the source of bacteria in wells used by an elementary school, a library and a senior center.

The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1gg63Kx ) reports that water restrictions are in effect at Creeds Elementary School, the Pungo-Blackwater Library and a senior center on Princess Anne Road.

Water from the wells tested positive for bacteria three times in the past six weeks. The E. coli bacteria was found in two cases.

There have been no illnesses.

The school division has hired an engineering consultant to help find the cause of the contamination.

The water restrictions are expected to remain in effect until mid-November.


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