HOOD RIVER, Ore. (KOIN) — A boil water advisory is in effect for Hood River water customers after “potentially harmful bacteria” was found in the supply on Sunday evening.
A loss of water pressure in the distribution system caused the potential for bacteria to infiltrate the supply and could cause sickness for those with weakened immune systems.
City officials said customers should boil their water for at least 1 minute, then let it cool before bottling it. The boiled water should be used for drinking, brushing teeth, preparing food and baby formula , washing fruit and vegetables, making ice and cleaning surfaces in contact with food.
Hood River officials expect to resolve the issue within 48 hours.
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