Updated Friday, September 27, NOON
The BOIL WATER ADVISORY is still in effect for the entire Sallal Water Association.
Sallal’s water system operators have been manually adding disinfectant to the water distribution system for the past week. Disinfection system equipment was installed at Well #3 Tuesday, September 24. The chlorine pump for Well #1 arrived Thursday afternoon, September 26. The final parts are being installed at the well today, Friday September 27. They will be testing throughout the weekend. After the automatic pumps are all online, sampling can begin for the Department of Health. When two sets of samples, taken 24 hours apart, return with satisfactory results, the boil advisory can be lifted. Sallal estimates that the advisory can be lifted Friday, October 4 or Saturday, October 5 if all samples return satisfactory.
Thank you to everyone who attended the membership meeting regarding the Water Incident Update and Chlorination Process on Wednesday, September 25. A written summary of the meeting, including the PowerPoint presentation, Q&A from the audience, and map, is posted on Sallal’s website: https://sallal.com/summary-of-wednesday-evenings-meeting-concerning-the-water-event-and-chlorination-process/
Sallal members may receive one case or 2 ½ gallon jug of water (per day) from North Bend QFC or Safeway by letting the cashier know that you are affected by the Boil Water Advisory. Sallal will pay the stores. Water is no longer available at Sallal. More information about reimbursement for water purchases with receipts or Sallal bill credits will be shared as soon as this information is available.
The City of North Bend and Republic Services are providing a large recycle dumpster at Torguson Park for Sallal customers to drop off and recycle their water bottles. This recycling dumpster will be open to Sallal Water Association customers from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily until further notice. Torguson Park is located at 750 East North Bend Way.
If anyone in your household becomes ill, please seek medical attention or see your family doctor. The CDC and King County Public Health instructions are to boil your water for one minute and let it cool before consuming. More information is available here: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/emergency-preparedness/preparing-yourself/boil-water-order.aspx
After the boil water order is removed, we will be sharing information regarding how and when members will need to flush water in homes and businesses. Also for those who use water filters, they will need to be changed after the house water systems have been flushed. You may want to purchase filters soon to have them immediately available after flushing plumbing in your home.
We appreciate your help keeping members informed. If you are a Sallal member and have not received an email update from Sallal, please send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have access to a computer, please call the office and ask that we add your number to our emergency call list and please register your number with ALERT King County (https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/emergency-management/alert-king-county.aspx).
Please continue to monitor www.sallal.com for updates and any members are welcome to contact Sallal directly at email@example.com which is being monitored frequently. Thank you for your continued patience during this incident.