Apple says the company is testing its new water treatment plants for bugs that could potentially be linked to the death of a Florida woman who died in September.
Apple said it was also testing samples at three other plants in California and Texas.
Cupertinos plant was the site of a massive water cleanup after Hurricane Irma struck the U.S. in late September.
Cuppos plant, located near the U-M campus in Austin, Texas, is not affected by the recent flooding, Apple said in a statement on Friday.
Apple, which had previously said it had not found any evidence of bugs in water treatment at the Cupertinos plant that caused the death, said it would continue testing until the bugs are eliminated.
Apple’s announcement follows a similar announcement from a water treatment company that said it has found no evidence of the bugs that caused a water plant in Arizona to shut down in September after more than 1,000 gallons of water leaked into the facility.
The water plant shutdown sparked concerns that water quality could be compromised.
But Apple said the tests it is conducting at the plants are separate from those being conducted at the Ummayah plant, which it said is located in the same area.
Apple said the Cuppas water treatment process uses an advanced, proprietary water treatment technology.
Apple has been testing water treatment technologies in water-intensive environments, such as high-end manufacturing plants, to ensure the water’s quality.
Water treatment is a complex process that involves several steps.
First, water must be treated in a water-resistant, environmentally friendly way that is safe for humans and the environment.
Once the water has been treated, it is stored at temperatures and pressures higher than those used for traditional water treatment.
Water treatment plants must be monitored for any changes in water quality that might compromise water quality.
The company said it is also testing for the bugs and other contaminants that have been found in the water.
Apple said it began its testing last month, which is also separate from the company’s previous announcement in October that it was testing for bacteria and viruses in water at two of its plants in the United States and in California.
Apple also said it did not have an update on the status of its testing at the Beaumont plant that closed in September because of the storm.
Beaumont is a small town of about 4,500 people about 10 miles west of Houston.
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