Cases of bottled water are stacked around the Clinton City Fire Department on Monday, June 8, 2015. Clinton discovered E. coli and coliform in the city water supply over the previous weekend and encouraged all citizens to begin boiling water. The city also offered free bottled water to any residents.
CLINTON — The drinking water in Clinton may be safe. But the individual or individuals who contaminated it with E. coli and coliform may not be if there was criminal intent involved.
The city has turned the incident, appeared to have been caused as a result of a culinary and secondary cross connection on a 20-year-old home in the city, over to the police department for further investigation, according to Clinton City Manager Dennis Cluff.
“I believe in justice, absolutely, and we are going to pursue it,” Cluff said.