Water Warning

Release date: 07/21/2012
Sponsored by: Health and Human Services Department, Division

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
(503) 823-7770