RENO — Washoe County health officials are warning residents in a section of Verdi west of Reno to refrain from using water from the public system after it was found to be contaminated with E. Coli.
County Health District Spokesman Phil Ulibarri said Monday the no-use order applies to the River Belle Mobile Home Park, River Belle Market and U.S. Post Office in Verdi.
Ulibarri says the only thing the water should be used for is irrigation and flushing toilets. He says that in addition to not drinking it, the water shouldn’t be used for showing, washing dishes or pet consumption.
Ulibarri says they don’t know how the bacteria got into the water.
Residents infected with the bacteria could experience dehydration, nausea and vomiting. He urged anyone with symptoms to be tested for E. Coli.