West Linn lifts boil water notice

The city tested the water and it is not contaminated.

File (MGN)
File (MGN)

WEST LINN, Ore. (KOIN) — The city of West Linn has lifted a boil water notice that went into effect on Tuesday morning.

After testing the water, the city found that the water is not contaminated.

The city said that about 2346 homes in the Rosemont reservoir pressure zone were affected. That number increased from the initial 900 homes the city said were affected.

The notice went out after a power outage happened on Tuesday at the Bland pump station. City officials tested the water for coliform bacteria, and alerted affected residents through door hangers, media, e-mail and social media.

The city recommends affected residents and businesses do the following:

* Flush the water out of your distribution lines.
* Start with an outdoor faucet furthest from your meter and flush all outdoor faucets.
* Run hot water through each indoor faucet until you notice a change in water temperature.
* Remove the aerator before flushing kitchen and bathroom sink faucets.
* Run enough hot water to flush the hot water heater.
* If you have an automatic ice maker, empty the ice tray several times to ensure that the line to the ice maker is flushed.

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