Topic: Boil water advisory
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September 25, 2013 at 5:19 PM
Folks in Des Moines can drink straight from the tap again.
The Washington State Department of Health has lifted an advisory for residents of Water District 54 to boil their water before drinking it, after lab tests showed the water now meets safe drinking-water standards, a spokesman confirmed.
Officials issued the warning Saturday, after tests found E. coli bacteria in the water. No source for the E. coli was identified, but the district has inspected and disinfected the system and flushed out its water supply, a release from the department of health said.
Public Health – Seattle & King County ordered 39 restaurants closed during the advisory, and an estimated 5,000 residents of Des Moines and Normandy Park were affected.
The release encouraged Des Moines-area customers with questions or concerns about their water quality to call the water district at 206-878-7210.
January 5, 2012 at 4:33 PM
A drinking-water advisory for parts of South Seattle, in effect since Wednesday morning, has been lifted after lab tests confirmed the water is safe to drink.
A water outage occurred when a pipe broke at the point where it connects to the large water main that supplies the area.
Seattle Public Utilities officials say some residents may have experienced discolored water as a result of the outage.
While this discoloration is not a health concern, residents should open their taps and run water until it is clear. If the water remains discolored, they should contact SPU Customer Service at 206-684-3000.
October 19, 2011 at 5:26 PM
Customers of Acme Water District 18 in Whatcom County are being advised to boil their drinking water after a water main break caused portions of the water system to lose pressure, according to the state Department of Health.
When water pressure is lost, contaminants can enter the water system. Repairs are being made, but the water district is asking its customers to boil their drinking water as a safety precaution. The district also is asking its customers to conserve water during this time.
The advisory will likely be in effect for a few days, according to the Department of Health.
Acme is east of Lake Whatcom on Highway 9 between Sedro-Woolley and Deming.
The advisory affects 91 homes, seven businesses and the Acme Elementary School. The 200 students at the school were released early today because of the water outage.
Parents are encouraged to call the school district’s weather and operations phone line — 360-383-2070 — to see if school is operating tomorrow. Water district customers who have questions can call the water district at 360-201-9285.
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