Boil Water Advisory Extended

DRINKING WATER ADVISORY:

OWASA RECOMMENDS TO CONTINUE BOILING OUR WATER AS A PRECAUTION FOR YOUR AREA

DUE TO THE POSSIBLE DETECTED OF BACTERIA

FOLLOWING A REPAIR OF A LEAK IN OUR PIPE AND INTERRUPTION OF SERVICE

Dear OWASA Customer:

We recommend that you use bottled water or boil OWASA water for one (1) minute and let it cool before using it for:

  • Drinking,
  • Making ice,
  • Food preparation,
  • Brushing teeth, or
  • Other purposes that involve consuming water

BOILING OUR WATER IS A PRECAUTION:  We collected a sample of OWASA drinking water from a nearby residence.  Test results indicated the sample was positive for bacteria. 

This does not necessarily mean that your drinking water is unsafe.  The drinking water could have contained bacteria or this positive result could have been caused by a sampling error, a laboratory error, or a false positive associated with the test material.  We are taking additional samples today to confirm the previous results. 

We expect to receive results from testing our drinking water within 24 hours and will notify you and other customers as needed regarding any further precautions or restrictions on using our drinking water. 

For more information on this advisory, please visit our website at http://www.owasa.org/boilwater

If you need to contact OWASA with questions or comments AFTER NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS, please call our main number, 919-968-4421, and follow the steps in using our telephone system to talk with the water treatment plant operator on duty.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS regarding our drinking water now or in the future, please contact any of the following OWASA staff DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS (8 AM to 5 PM on a weekday other than a holiday).