WINK News team coverage: Aftermath of the boil water notice in Cape Coral

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Southwest Florida’s largest city can drink its water once again, although some businesses are still shut down. But, that’s because this will let them flush out all the systems before they use them again.

Residents are looking for someone to blame for the boil water notice Cape Coral sent out on Monday.

E. coli is naturally-occurring, and while it rarely causes life-threatening reactions, it can make people very sick. It is a bacteria found in human and animal stool and it’s most commonly heard of when it contaminates food or water.

E. coli is a bacteria that helps digest food and we all have and need it. The bacteria can get into the small intestine and cause diarrhea and other gastro issues including stomach pains, cramps, and low-grade fever.

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