Md. Prison's Water Found Safe After Taint Scare - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Md. Prison's Water Found Safe After Taint Scare

Posted: Updated:
Eastern Correctional Institution (Photo: WBOC) Eastern Correctional Institution (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md. (AP)- The Maryland Environmental Service says tap water at a state prison on the Eastern Shore is safe to drink after the discovery of coliform bacteria in the water supply earlier this month.

Two water samples taken at Eastern Correctional Institution near Westover during routine testing last week showed the presence of the bacteria, commonly found in fecal matter. The standard allows just one positive result per month.

Most forms of the bacteria are usually harmless to healthy people, and officials say the potentially deadly E. coli strain was not found during testing.

Additional tests July 5 suggested the contamination may have come from the test lab, not the prison.

Prison department officials say inmates were given bottled water as a precaution.


  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Del. Drug Lab Scandal Could Get Cases Tossed

    Del. Drug Lab Scandal Could Get Cases Tossed

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:27:41 GMT
    Delaware's controlled substances lab was in serious disarray, with absent leadership, in the months leading up to its closing by state police earlier this year amid an evidence-tampering and theft scandal, the lab's new director testified Tuesday.More
    Delaware's controlled substances lab was in serious disarray, with absent leadership, in the months leading up to its closing by state police earlier this year amid an evidence-tampering and theft scandal, the lab's new director testified Tuesday.
    More
  • Man Sentenced for Stealing from Employees' 401(k)

    Man Sentenced for Stealing from Employees' 401(k)

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:19 AM EDT2014-08-20 05:19:25 GMT
    A former part owner of a real estate company who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $600,000 from his employees' 401(k) accounts has been sentenced to two years in prison.More
    A former part owner of a real estate company who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $600,000 from his employees' 401(k) accounts has been sentenced to two years in prison.More
  • Republican Wins Special Va. State Senate Race

    Republican Wins Special Va. State Senate Race

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:05 AM EDT2014-08-20 05:05:56 GMT
    Republicans have retained control of the state Senate with the victory of GOP candidate Ben Chafin in a special election for the 38th Senate District.More
    Republicans have retained control of the state Senate with the victory of GOP candidate Ben Chafin in a special election for the 38th Senate District.More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service