E. Coli found at Heyworth Mobile Home Park

The IEPA has confirmed a presence of E.Coli in the water

The Illinois Environment Protection Agency is seeking a court order against the owners of Country Lane Mobile Home Park after E. Coli is found in its water supply.

That's according to our newspartner, WJBC Radio.

The IEPA is also citing John and Kelly Theobald, who own the park, for several violations of Illinois Pollution Control Board regulations and the Illinois Environmental Protection Act.

Right now, the mobile home park supplies water to 30 households.

Boil orders were issued to residents of the mobile home park back in May after the IEPA found bacteria contamination in the water supply. On June 27, the IEPA issued a violation notice to the couple demanding they install chlorination equipment as well as provide routine reports to the state on the operation of the water supply.

Last week, the presence of E. Coli was found in the water supply.

The IEPA is now seeking a court order to require the mobile home park to distribute bottled water to the residents. They're also demanding a continuation of the boil order set in place back in May.


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