July 27th, 2015| Water is one of our most precious resources. So when our water supply becomes contaminated with harmful bacteria or other toxins, it can cause serious harm. That’s why our California environmental injury lawyers at Berg Injury Lawyers would like to help raise awareness about water contamination that was discovered in Los Altos. Reports indicate the bacteria, E. Coli, is currently present in the area’s water supply and that more than 853 residents may have been affected by its presence. E. Coli is most dangerous when it infects young children or the elderly. Some of the most common symptoms of an E. Coli infection include vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and fever. According to NBC Bay Area News, Cal Water made announced the discovery yesterday and ordered anyone in the affected area to immediately halt the consumption of tap water. Officials ordered a boil advisory and suggested residents throw out any ice that was made from tap water. Furthermore, the agency announced it would reimburse any affected customer who is consuming bottled water and can supply a receipt for their purchases. Officials added that while the boil advisory is in effect for drinking water, the order is not necessary for laundry or cleaning. They also stated they would inform local residents when the water supply is safe to consume once again. At Berg Injury Lawyers, we know the risks of consuming contaminated water. That’s why our California personal injury lawyers encourage local citizens to heed all precautions that have been issued. Even when all warnings are followed, infection from contaminated water can still occur. That’s why its vital that you discuss your case with a California personal injury lawyer as soon as possible if you suffer injury or illness from drinking contaminated water.