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AUSTIN, MB: MANITOBA CHRISTIAN CHILDREN'S CAMP TESTS POSITIVE FOR TOTAL COLIFORM
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Circle Square Ranch in Austin, Manitoba was issued a boil water advisory (BWA) on July 5.
The Christian summer camp's treated water supply system tested positive for total coliform, which is used as an indicator for unwanted bacterial matter.
According to a spokesperson for the Office of Drinking Water in Manitoba, "There are no known illnesses associated with the water at this time and it is anticipated to be under a BWA for 3 to 4 weeks."
Dan Ingram, Executive Director of Circle Square Ranch, is planning for the advisory to be lifted a little sooner.
"We're expecting for it to be lifted after two tests," he said, "which should be sometime next week if not sooner."
He went on to add, "We're in full compliance with the order and are working diligently to complete all the objectives we've been assigned."
Ingram told us that the camp is expecting about 75 children next week and about the same for the following one.
The camp, located a little over 100km west of Winnipeg, will be expecting some hot days over the coming weeks.
When asked how the campers will stay hydrated, Ingram told this reporter that, "We've got a lot of bottled water and jugs of water. There's water everywhere."
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