City issues voluntary water boil advisory for the Pocket area, west of I-5

Notice from the City website:

January 10, 2016

A voluntary water boil advisory has been issued for the Pocket area, west of I-5, in the City water system.

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The advisory was issued due to presence of bacteria during a routine weekly water sampling in the Pocket area.  We are not aware of any health issues. The City is advising customers to use boiled tap water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution.

Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one (1) minute, and let it cool before using. Boiled water should be used for drinking and food preparation until further notice.  Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

The advisory is a precautionary measure and recommends that residents in the affected area voluntarily boil their water for at least one minute before consuming it until the advisory is lifted. The advisory pertains only to water used for consumption. Again the advisory is only a precautionary measure. This is a boil advisory, not a boil order.

The city will notify the community when the advisory is lifted.

For more information call 3-1-1 or 916-264-5011.