PALOS VERDES ESTATES ( — Residents of about 200 homes in Palos Verdes Estates were told Wednesday they can again drink and cook with their tap water.

California Water Service notified residents Monday night that a breach at a remote storage tank might have rendered the water unsafe. Residents were told to drink bottled water and save their receipts for reimbursement.

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On Wednesday, however, the agency announced that it has “brought fresh water into the system and conducted field measurements, and results indicate that it is safe to resume normal water use.”

Workers performing routine maintenance Monday discovered that the locks had been broken on the 50,000-gallon tank.

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Officials said security at the site would be increased in the future.

The state Division of Drinking Water was investigating the incident with local law enforcement.

The affected areas included:
–the 600 block of Horquilla Lane;
–the 600 block of Via Horquilla;
–parts of the 2700-2800 block of Via Campesina;
–the 2700 block of Via Elevado;
–the 700-800 block of Via Somonte;
–part of the 700 block of Via Del Monte;
–the 800 block of Via Conejo;
–the 1800 block of Via Arriba;
–the 1800 block of Pedro Lane;
–the 1700 block of Pablo Place;
–the 1700 block of Via Montetemar; –parts of the 1500-1700 block of Via Lazo.

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