GOSHEN, Calif. (AP) -- Repairs to a California town's aging water system have tap water flowing again, but authorities say it's not safe to drink.
Residents in the San Joaquin Valley community of Goshen, which is in Tulare County near Visalia, have been using bottled water since a well pump failed last week.
The Fresno Bee (http://bit.ly/14uUree ) says the tap water contains non-fecal coliform found in soil that entered the system through broken well pipes.
West Goshen residents now have running water by they are being told not to drink it until system flushing lowers bacteria levels. About 80 homes in the town of 3,000 are affected.
But the West Goshen Mutual Water Co.'s system is falling apart. Experts say two 50-year-old wells are at the end of their useful life.
Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com
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