A fire hydrant in Ocean City, MD has tested positive for Legionella bacteria. Test results for samples taken since the discovery are pending. but officials claim there is no cause for concern just yet.
The hydrant on 145th Street tested positive on Sept. 25 and caused larger efforts to be taken to identify the source and possible exposure to the public. The Worcester County Health Department and the Maryland Department of the Environment are working together with the town to take additional samples.
“We are working with the health department and the MDE to resolve the issue in the best possible manner,” she said. “Upon receiving the news on Sept. 25 that the results of a water sample taken from a city hydrant on 145th Street were positive for legionella bacteria, our water department immediately began taking steps, including taking additional samples as a precaution to ensure that no further actions are necessary.”
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