But according to Public Health Inspector George Koutsoulis of the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region (RQHR), people are now being asked to refrain from using the water at all.
"We have decided to make the spring well a non potable (unsafe) well," said Koutsoulis
The water could be good this week and bad the next," said Koutsoulis
does want to stress to the public that the discovery of the E. coli strand is not a pandemic and that there are numerous types of the strand.He
says that typically people associate the bacteria with the strain found in animals or birds, which can be deadly, instead of with the strain that is found naturally in the human intestines.
"This is one water sample which the results could be factual or they could be a mistake," said Koutsoulis