UPDATE: The drinking water advisory has been lifted.
The City of Brookings has issued a drinking water advisory for residents in the area of 7th Street and Pioneer Lane.
According to the advisory, there was a loss of water pressure in the water lines on June 28. Because of this, potentially harmful bacteria could be present in the water supply.
If these bacteria are present, the city notice said, they could make you sick, and are a particular concern for people with weakened immune systems.
The city issued this advisory for people living in the area of 7th Street and Pioneer Lane:
- Do not drink the water without boiling it first.
- Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one full minute and allow the water to cool before using or use bottled water.
Boiled or bottled water should be used for:
- Brushing teeth
- Washing fruits and vegetables
- Preparing food and baby formula
- Making ice
- Cleaning food contact surfaces.
The Public Works Department is working to repair the problem and water testing will have to be conducted before water is safe to drink. Residents will be notified when tests show no bacteria is evident and you no longer need to boil water.
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 the City of Brookings webslte. 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.