Parks and Rec

Boil Water Order for Vallecito County Park

The County’s Department of Environmental Health has issued a boil water order for Vallecito County Park, effective immediately.

The water system serves 2 volunteer pads, 44 camp sites and public restrooms with showers.

The drinking water system shows the presence of E.coli and total coliform bacteria. E.coli bacteria can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches or other symptoms. E.coli may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, the elderly and people with severely compromised immune systems.

Total coliform bacteria can come from soils and other sources in the environment and can indicate a problem with the water supply system. 

The boil water order was issued to ensure all water used is free from contamination. The order will remain in effect until lab tests show the water is safe to drink.  

Tracy DeFore is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact