Boil water advisory lifted for south King County

SEATTLE (AP) — Residents in south King County can now drink and use tap water without the need of boiling it.

On Wednesday, the state Department of Health lifted the boil water advisory after tests showed the water is safe to drink.

The department says about 5,000 people in parts of Des Moines and Normandy Park were affected.

The advisory was issued Saturday after potentially harmful E. coli bacteria were detected in a routine water quality monitoring test.

The department says there was no obvious source for the contamination. The water district staff, though, disinfected the system and flushed water lines.

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