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Australia E. coli detected in water at Footscray West Primary School

08:30  15 november  2019
08:30  15 november  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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Footscray West Primary school in the city's inner-west confirmed the school was experiencing issues with its water supply.

"Preliminary results of water quality testing a the school detected e.coli present in the water," Principal Brendan Millar said in a Facebook post addressed to parents and carers.

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a sign over a grassy area: Footscray West Primary School. © Neary Ty Footscray West Primary School.

"To ensure the health and safety of students and staff, we immediately turned off taps at the school to enable further testing."

Mr Millar said bottled water was being provided to students and portable toilets had been provided while the school waits for the results of additional tests.

The school also took the precautionary move to close its canteen today, with students asked to bring their own lunch.  

"While there is no need for immediate concern, we have been advised that should have any queries about your child's health, it would be advisable to contact your GP," Mr Millar said.

a little boy that is standing in the grass: Parents have been informed by the school about the possible presence of E.coli. © 9News Parents have been informed by the school about the possible presence of E.coli.

One parents who spoke to 9News said she had received the warning, but was not overly concerned.

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"This is the first time we are hearing this message so it may be accidental and they are taking some precautions against it," she said.

Escherichia coli (abbreviated as E. coli) are bacteria found in the environment, foods, and intestines of people and animals.

While many strains can be harmless, some kinds of E. coli can cause diarrhoea, while others cause urinary tract infections, respiratory illness and pneumonia.

A spokeswoman from the Department of Education said the positive test was as a result of "proactive testing of the school's water."

"The issue was identified before it became a health risk. We took immediate steps to ensure the health and safety of students and staff by turning off taps at the school while further testing takes place," the spokeswoman said.  

City West Water confirmed they had tested its water supply and confirmed no detection of E.coli in the wider network.

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