MEDIA RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE
SALLAL WATER ASSOCIATION LIFTS BOIL WATER ADVIOSRY – 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:
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:
and sanitize ice trays and ice bins with a solution of two tablespoons bleach
to one gallon of water.
- For an icemaker, 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.
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.
Replace other water filters, as they are disposable and may be contaminated.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-888-3650.