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Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By James Finn



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THE MIDDLEBURY GORGE in East Middlebury is among the area swimming holes tested regularly for E. coli. Independent photo/James Finn

MIDDLEBURY — As residents seek respite from scorching summer temperatures at local swimming holes, pesky rumors about water cleanliness — or lack thereof — can inject unease into otherwise bliss-filled afternoons. Talk of waterborne E. coli is particularly quick to cause alarm.

Thanks to the Addison County River Watch Collaborative, though, swimmers wary of foul waters can find monthly updates on E. coli levels in local waters that can help determine which swimming holes are safest.

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