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Updated: Boil Water Advisory Issued for Areas of Clackamas County

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Update – 12:45 p.m. Monday September 21, 2020

DO NOT DRINK water advisory in effect:

BOIL water advisories in effect:  

Update – 11:30 am Friday September 18, 2020

DO NOT DRINK water advisory in effect:

BOIL water advisories in effect:  

FYI / Potential advisory:

  • Clackamas River RV Park had loss of pressure due to fire damage.  If they re-open prior to repair and water sample test results clear of bacteria they will need to release boil water advisory (operator stated they plan to wait to let people back into the park until water is cleared – OHA staff and Joel Ferguson are aware and working with the operator)

Updated Sept. 17, 2020, 11:45 a.m.

New do not drink water advisory in effect today:

  • Cedarhurst Improvement Club (VOCs/chemical)

Boil water advisories currently in effect:

  • Cedarhurst Improvement Club (loss of pressure)

Boil water notices were lifted yesterday (Wed 9/16) for the following systems (pressure restored and water sample test results absent for bacteria): 

  • Zig Zag Water Co-op 
  • Arrah Wanna Water Company
  • Riverside Water District
  • North Brightwood Improv Assn
  • Brightwood Water Works

If you have lost water pressure at your home due to power outages or fire damage, there are few steps you should be prepared to take. Due to loss of water pressure, potentially harmful bacteria could be present in the water supply, which will require you to boil the water before use.

First, contact your water system operator or check its website for the latest information and status of your water supply. Some systems have been able to maintain water pressure with the use of generators, while others use a spring and gravity-driven distribution system.

Below is a list of water operators that have recently issued boil water advisories:

You can also view the Oregon Health Authority’s Interactive Drinking Water Map  for the latest updates.

Water system operators should notify customers when the water is once again safe to drink.

If you need to boil water, do the following:

  • Bring the water to a rolling boil for one full minute, and then allow the water to cool before using.
  • Store the cooled water in a clean container with a cover.
  • Use boiled water that has cooled or bottled water for:
  • Drinking
  • Brushing teeth
  • Washing fruits and vegetables
  • Preparing food and baby formula
  • Making ice
  • Cleaning food contact surfaces.
  • Be sure to flush water adequately to purge out any air and old water if the system went onto a boil and has reestablished pressure.

For more information about boiling water, view water boil information from the Oregon Health Authority.