MEDIA RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SALLAL WATER ASSOCIATION LIFTS BOIL WATER ADVISORY – WATER SAFE TO DRINK
Date: October 2, 2019
We are pleased to report that the BOIL WATER ADVISORY HAS BEEN LIFTED including the Wilderness Rim Association effective immediately. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this time.
After staff confirmed a consistent chlorine residual throughout the water system, the first set of water samples were taken Monday September 30th, 2019 as directed by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). The results of these samples were all satisfactory. A second set of samples were taken Tuesday October 1, 2019. The results of these samples were also all satisfactory.
Test results confirmed on Wednesday October 2, 2019 that the water is safe to drink.
Home Sanitizing Process now that the Boil Water Advisory is lifted:
Flush household pipes/faucets first:
- To flush your plumbing, run all your hot/cold faucets and outside hose bibs on full for at least 5 minutes each.
- For a residence with multiple levels, start at the top level of the house.
Ice and automatic ice makers:
- Wash and sanitize ice trays and ice bins with a solution of two tablespoons bleach to one gallon of water.
- For an ice maker, dump existing ice and flush the water feed lines by making and discarding three batches of ice cubes.
Hot water heaters, water coolers, in-line filters and other appliances with direct water connections or water tanks:
- Run enough water to completely replace at least on full volume of all lines and tanks, including water heaters and refrigerator water lines.
- Replace water filters after completing all flushing.
- Run dishwashers empty for at least two cycles.
Replace other water filters, as they are disposable and may be contaminated.
With flushing, brown water may appear after a few minutes. This is normal when chlorine is introduced to a non-chlorinated system. Please continue flushing until clear.
You may contact Sallal Water Association at (425) 888-3650 if you have any questions or see our website at www.sallal.com for the most current information and updates. Also check our Facebook for updates.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly. You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
Public inquiries may be directed to email@example.com or 425-888-3650.
Please see the September Newsletter for current news about Sallal.
The board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at the Association office located at 44021 SE Tanner Road, Suite E. The meeting begins at 6 pm. All members are welcome to attend.
The Sallal Water Association supplies potable water to about 1,700 connections serving approximately 5,000 people throughout the service area, including the Wilderness Rim Association. The system currently supplies around 190 million gallons of water each year using three wells to meet the demands of its members.
The Association is a non-profit, consumer-owned corporation, and a proud and active member of the communities we serve. We welcome the opportunity to work with our customers and partners alike, and our staff is available to provide assistance from our office on Tanner Road in North Bend, WA during regular business hours (see below).
Association Office Location
44021 SE Tanner Road – Suite E
North Bend, WA 98045
Fax (425) 831-5392
P.O. Box 378
North Bend, WA 98045
Monday-Thursday 8am – 4pm, closed at lunch hour
Friday 7am – 3pm
FOR WATER EMERGENCY AFTER HOURS:
Tree Bergman: (425) 445-7339
Denny Scott: (425) 531-0518