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DRINKING WATER ADVISORY

 

The City of Wyoming is recommending a boil advisory for drinking water for the entire water system.

 

Due to the fire the water tower was drained Sunday, July 21, 2013.  Since the water pressure dropped there is the potential for bacterial contamination, it is being recommended that the water be boiled before using for drinking or cooking or that an alternative source be used.

 

The City of Wyoming will flush the lines and collect bacteria samples.  Additional flushing may need to be conducted.  This advisory is a precaution until bacterial sample results are available.  The public will be notified when the results are available and the advisory is lifted.

 

It is recommended not to drink the water without boiling it first. Water should be brought to a boil, boiled one minute and then allowed to cool before using. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, food preparation, cooking, brushing teeth, etc.  Boiling destroys bacteria.  The water may be used for bathing and other similar purposes. 

 

For more information, please contact the City at 488-3970.  General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

 

The City will test the water. Test results are expected back later in the week. The boil advisory will not be lifted until bacteria test results are back.

 

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, apartments, schools and businesses).