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:
- 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.