Milwaukie boil water notice lifted

Follow-up test results showed water was clean and safe

File (MGN)
File (MGN)

MILWAUKIE, Ore. (KOIN) — A boil water notice was lifted by the City of Milwaukie after new water samples determined the water was clean, not contaminated and potable.

Earlier tested water samples returned positive for E.coli and total coliform bacteria.

The samples were taken from a tank at SE 40th Avenue and Harvey Street where Milwaukie and Portland’s water supplies connect, city officials said in a press release.

Milwaukie Water customers were told not to drink any water without bringing it to a boil for at least 1 minute and letting it cool. Residents should use boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and preparing food.

Ice made before November 9 should be thrown out, the city said.