E. coli bacteria found in C. Ore. resort’s water



BEND, Ore. (AP) — Deschutes County health officials say the drinking water at a Central Oregon resort has been contaminated by E. coli bacteria.

The county health department said in a statement Friday that visitors have been sickened. The bacteria hasn’t been confirmed as the cause of the disease.

It said the Elk Lake Resort southwest of Bend has closed its restaurant, and people in cabins have been advised to use bottled water or boil water from the resort’s plumbing.

It says there have been no reports of illness among people in campgrounds around the Elk Lake area. The water supply for campground facilities comes from a separate water source managed by the U.S. Forest Service.