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Posted on: January 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Water Main Break – Emergency Water Outage

Newsflash Boil Water Advisory

At roughly 2:00 pm on Friday January 8th, one of the City’s 20” water mains broke, causing an emergency and unplanned water outage.

This will impact roughly 35 homes in the following area:

  • East of Gulf Course Road to Mt Pleasant; South of Lindberg Rd

The City is placing door hangers at the impacted homes this afternoon.
These homes will be without water until repairs are completed, at which time water will be restored to the homes.

Once water is restored, a precautionary boil water notice is advised for all homes that are impacted by the break. These homes should use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking, cooking, making ice, and brushing teeth.

  • Bring water to a rolling boil for minute to kill bacteria and other organisms that may have been introduced into the water. 
  • Let the water cool before using. 
  • Tap water is safe for showering, bathing, and for other household uses including washing dishes in the dishwasher as long as the heat/sanitizing cycle and commercial dishwashing detergent are used.

Following the repair, the water main will be disinfected and flushed, and the City will take water samples to ensure safety.

The City is expecting an update on Tuesday, January 12th, 2021. If satisfactory test results are received, the precautionary boil water notice will be lifted. Impacted homes will also be notified by door hangers.

You are not impacted if:

  • You are a PUD customer
  • Your water has not been shut off
  • You are not experiencing low water pressure during the repair

We apologize for the inconvenience. Protecting your health and safety is our highest priority. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call 360-417-4543 or email For weekend and after 5:00pm after-hours answering service, please call 360-417-4726.