CEDAR HILLS — Think about how many times you used water today to brush your teeth, shower, cook or wash your hands. You count on water from your tap to keep you clean and healthy, but what if it was doing just the opposite?
“Other neighbors had been sick for a couple of weeks, but we all just kept it to ourselves thinking it was a bug or the flu or something,” said Cedar Hills resident Mary Moore.
Since early July, neighbors in a Cedar Hills neighborhood were getting sick. In September, symptoms got worse. Several people have been diagnosed with giardia since then, but what was causing it and why was it was spreading was not clear.
The only common factor among the 13 affected houses was dirty yellow water. “So I got thinking, ‘Maybe they screwed up when they switched us over to Cedar Hills (water supply),'” said Aaron Michaels, a resident who contracted the disease.