Boil advisory still in effect

A boil warning is still in effect for residents in Gold Hill.

That means anyone in the area shouldn’t drink the water or use it to brush their teeth unless it’s been boiled.

A water main break Monday created the potential for bacteria in the water.

The on-duty manager at the local Ray’s Food Place says residents rushed in last night to buy bottled water after hearing about the advisory.

“I mean when I bought the water I bought it because I was concerned. I didn’t want to drink contaminated water, and then of course there’s concern for people in the area,” resident Jerry Sewell said.

The city says the water main was restored yesterday and the system has been flushed.

The Gold Hill mayor says bacterial samples are being collected for analysis and the results should be available tomorrow morning.

The city says bottled water is available at Gold Hill City Hall.

 

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