Residents at RV resort say their water is contaminated

WINTERHAVEN, Calif. – Residents at an RV resort say they were told not to drink their water because of the poor quality.

Residents at the River’s Edge RV resort say they received word about the water last month and were told to boil the water before using it.

Barbara Minton has been living at the resort for seven years and says this is the first time they have had a problem with the water quality. She says a memo was posted a month ago about the issue.

“Basically they just sent out a memo to all the residents to just not drink the water,” said Minton.

However, Minton still has concerns about using water for other needs.

“We still bathe in it, we still use it for brushing our teeth and I know it’s going into my ice maker so I don’t know how concerned I should be about it,” said Minton.

She sent us a photo of the drinking water and says it looks clean and drinkable but according to management it’s not.

13 On Your Side called the resort office and an employee confirmed the water is not safe to drink and it should be boiled first before drinking.

Minton says it was mentioned in the memo,“It just said to boil the water before we use it and went into some more detail about that.”

Shortly after the interview with Minton, she called us saying management notified her Tuesday afternoon that the water does not need to be boiled anymore.

13 On Your Side reached out to the Winterhaven Water District and Imperial County Public Health Department who both said they were unaware of the problem.

An employee at the Winterhaven Water District said the poor water quality could be caused by a water project going on near the resort. We are still waiting on the official word from both departments.

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