WATER RESTRICTION NOTICE 10-24-17 @ 9:34 am

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE A LEVEL THREE MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTION IS IN EFFECT.

THE BOIL WATER NOTICE IS IN EFFECT. DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST.

Level three mandatory water restrictions are in place effective immediately. This includes a complete ban on all outside watering. Citizens should make all efforts possible to eliminate nonessential water consumption.

The City is working to generate enough volume and pressure in the reservoir. Adequate volume and pressure is necessary to correctly administer the bacteria testing. Public Works staff is working on the water treatment facility to address computer controlled water supply equipment in an effort to increase water levels at the reservoir and will continue to work 24/7 until this issue is resolved.

Water use restrictions will be in place even after the boil water notice is lifted. The water restrictions will be in effect until the water treatment plant and computer systems are working properly.

As a reminder, 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

For clarification, it is okay to wash your hands and shower with the water; it does not need to be boiled for these activities.

This boil water advisory is a precaution to limit risk to health and we will inform you when tests confirm no bacteria and you no longer need to boil your water.

For more information, go to the City’s Facebook page or you may also contact Justin Hogue, City Administrator at City Hall at 503-835-3711 or jhogue@ci.amity.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.