Boise Residents Sickened by Bad Water

As many as 80 residents of a west Boise neighborhood got sick over Memorial Day weekend. Turns out a nasty bacteria got into the drinking water. Boise’s United Water says it did everything in its power to fix the problem, but some in the neighborhood say the company could have done more.

At an empty house in the Hobble Creek neighborhood a device called a backflow preventer failed to keep irrigation water out of the drinking water system...

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(MP3 podcast of story available from Boise State Public Radio after the link)