Boil water advisory for Hood River residents

HOOD RIVER, Ore. — Residents of the city of Hood River should boil water before drinking it, the city announced Monday.

“Due to loss of water pressure in the distribution system on Sunday … potentially harmful bacteria could be present in the water supply,” the city said in a press release.

The city said people should boil water until it has reached a rolling boil for one minute and then let it cool down before using it. Bottled water or boiled water that has been cooled should be used for:

  • Drinking
  • Brushing teeth
  • Washing fruits and vegetables
  • Preparing food and baby formula
  • Making ice
  • Cleaning food contact surfaces

The city said it anticipates the advisory will be lifted within 48 hours.

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