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Posted on: December 23, 2022

[ARCHIVED] *UPDATE* Precautionary Boil Water Advisory

Boil Water Advisory

*UPDATED 12/25/2022 8:21 P.M.*

Initial water sampling indicated additional flushing and sampling is necessary to ensure the safety and health of our customers. The Boil water notice will remain in effect. Crews will resample the area tomorrow 12/26/22. Sample results are now expected mid-day Tuesday 12/27/22. When satisfactory water samples are obtained City staff will go door to door notifying impacted customers.

We apologize for the inconvenience of this situation.

Friday 12/23/22, one of the City’s 8” water mains broke. The City is placing door hangers at the homes that have been impacted by this main break. 

  • South of Park Street 
  • North of Viewcrest Ave
  • East of Cherry Street
  • West of 600 blk of Park Ave

Please note: If your water was not shut off or you have not experienced low water pressure on 12/23/22, you are not impacted by this notice and you do not need to boil your water

City crews have completed repairing the broken water main. This impacts roughly 165 homes in the following area:

  • 165 homes
  • 1 retirement center 
  • 1 apartment complex.

Once water is restored, a precautionary boil water notice is advised for all homes impacted by the break. These homes should use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking, cooking, making ice, and brushing teeth.

  • Bring water to a rolling boil for 1 minute to kill bacteria and other organisms that may have been introduced into the water.
  • Let the water cool before using.
  • Tap water is safe for showering, bathing, and for other household uses including washing dishes in the dishwasher as long as the heat/sanitizing cycle and commercial dishwashing detergent are used.

Following the repair, the water main will be disinfected and flushed, and the City will take water samples to ensure safety.  If satisfactory test results are received, the precautionary boil water notice will be lifted. Impacted homes will also be notified by door hangers.

If you experience brown water, please flush your water lines by running the water in a bathtub or faucet until the water runs clear.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Protecting your health and safety is our highest priority. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call 360-417-4800 or email

For weekend and after 5:00pm after-hours answering service, please call 360-417-4726.