Tuesday, October 13, 2020

2020-10-13 Otis Update

Echo Mt. and Riverbend Water Systems: We received good news that there are not elevated levels of VOC's in either water system. We are removing the guidance to not drink or boil the water. The water is safe to boil. It is also safe to take hot showers and use for other household purposes. However, we recommend you only drink the water after it has been boiled (boil water notice). Although we have received some test results showing an absence of contaminants, both water systems have sustained damage to distribution lines that have resulted in loss of system pressure at various times since the fire. Consequently, we are continuing to take samples for testing and will remove the boil water notice when lab results indicate it is prudent to do so.