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Officials: Construction to link to city’s water system begins today

Residents in the Parkwood area of Madera County no longer have to boil their tap water before consumption, as health officials declared Thursday that the tap water is safe to drink.

The announcement came after water samples were tested — a necessary step whenever water flow is restored following any kind of disruption — and found to be safe, said Madera County Office of Emergency Services spokeswoman Erica Stuart.

Parkwood’s dwindling well faltered Tuesday for the fourth time in three months, forcing residents to rely on donated bottled water as their taps slowed to a trickle. As a temporary means to resolve the well issue during drought conditions, Parkwood will tie into the City of Madera’s water system, officials said.

Construction of the water intertie, which is expected to take up to a week, is set to begin today, according to Madera County Public Works director Johannes Hoevertsz...


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