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Boil Water Notice for Some Eastern-County Communities
UPDATE (as of 8:30 a.m. July 22): Residents and businesses west of the Willamette River that have Portland water as a source may now drink tap water without boiling it first. Follow-up testing of drinking water has shown the absence of bacterial contamination. The Portland Water Bureau recommends flushing all taps for 2 minutes, or until the water runs cold, before consuming it for the first time. This will flush any potentially contaminated water from the plumbing.
INITIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The City of Portland's Water Bureau has issued a boil water notice for some communities along the eastern border of Washington County.
Customers of specific water districts should boil water before using.
A list of affected water districts, an interactive map of the affected area and additional information are available at these links:
Media Contact:Portland Water Bureau