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2017-07-20

BCRAGD public service announcement

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Surface water staff from the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District (BCRAGD) collected water samples from sites along the Medina River, Medina Lake, Sabinal River and their tributaries to assess levels of E. coli bacteria on Wednesday, July 12.
E. coli is a bacteria found in the gut of warm-blooded animals and is known to potentially cause illness in humans if ingested. No primary contact recreation should take place if the number of E. coli exceeds 399 colony forming units (cfu) per 100 mL of water.
There is always a possibility of infection from E. coli or other waterborne illness. Never drink or ingest river water without proper disinfection.
Results listed below were analyzed at the BCRAGD lab. BCRAGD is not a certified lab. Results are for informational purposes only.
Results are also posted on the BCRAGD website at www.bcragd.org and the BCRAGD Facebook page.