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Drinking water warning for residents near the Park Estates Pump Station (see map) 7/13/2019

***Drinking Water Notice***
BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING

Due to loss of water pressure in the distribution system on 7/13/2019 potentially harmful bacteria could be present in the water supply. If these bacteria are present, they could make you sick, and are a particular concern for people with weakened immune systems. The affected area is limited to those who received a notice from us at their home and are located in the area shown below.

Do not drink the water without boiling it first.

Customers should bring water to a rolling boil for 1 full minute, allow the water to cool before using, and store the cooled water in a clean container with a cover. Customers should use boiled water that has cooled or bottled water for:

* Drinking
* Brushing teeth
* Washing fruits and vegetables
* Preparing food and baby formula
* Making ice
* Cleaning food contact surfaces

Park Estates pump station shut down unexpectedly during a power outage, it is now back up and running. We will inform those previously informed of this boil notice when tests show no bacteria and you no longer need to boil your water. We anticipate resolving the problem within 48 hours (5:00 pm Monday 7/15/19). 

This boil water advisory is a precaution. To limit risk to health, customers should follow the instructions contained in this advisory. 

For more information go to www.ashland.or.us or contact Steve Walker, Water Distribution Supervisor for the City of Ashland at 541-488-5353. If this call is outside normal business hours you will be transferred to an answering service. Please request to speak to our on-call staff person and they should be able to answer your questions or ask to speak to me directly or email me at steve.walker@ashland.or.us.

General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by contaminants in drinking water are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water hotline at 1-800-426-4791 or the Oregon Health Authority Drinking Water Services at 971-673-0405.


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