LEBEC, CA (Wed., Feb. 2, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.)– This notice was issued today by Lebec County Water District.
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SAFE WATER NOTICE
FOR CUSTOMERS IN THE LEBEC ZONE
OF THE LEBEC COUNTY WATER DISTRICT
On January 31, 2011, you were notified to boil the tap water supplied by the Lebec County Water District or use bottled water for drinking or cooking purposes. The boil water order was issued following shutdown of a mainline in the Lebec Zone in order to repair a break in the main. Due to loss of pressure in the Lebec Zone, potential harmful microorganisms may have entered the distribution system. Water service to the Lebec Zone was restored in the evening on January 31, 2011, after repairing the main. The distribution system was disinfected and flushed and five (5) bacteriological samples were collected on January 31, 2011, from the affected area. All five (5) samples collected on January 31, 2011, have tested negative for total coliform bacteria. The Lebec County Water District, in conjunction with the California Department of Public Health, has determined that your tap water is now considered safe to drink. It is no longer necessary to boil the tap water or consume bottled water.
For more information please contact Karin Willson, Secretary with Lebec County Water District at (661) 248-6872 or you may contact California Department of Public Health at (661) 335-7315.
Karin Willson, Secretary
BOIL WATER ORDER FOR THE CUSTOMERS OF THE LEBEC COUNTY WATER DISTRICT IN THE LEBEC ZONE
Failure to Follow This Advisory Could Result in Stomach or Intestinal Illness
On January 31, 2011, we detected a main line break in the vicinity of Circle Drive and Lebec
Road, in the Lebec Pressure Zone. We have to shut down water to the whole Lebec Zone to
repair the broken main. The Lebec Zone will be without water until repairs are completed. We
expect to have the line repaired later today, January 31, 2011. Once repairs have been
completed, all affected customers in the Lebec Zone should have water with adequate pressure.
Loss of pressure and water outage for an extended period of time in the distribution
system that services the Lebec Zone may have caused possible contamination of the
water supply by potentially harmful microorganisms. After completion of this work, our
certified distribution operator will be disinfecting the distribution system. We are collecting
special bacteriological quality samples after flushing to verify the bacteriological quality of the
water being supplied by Lebec County Water District. However, this alone is not adequate to
protect public health. Therefore, the California Department of Public Health in conjunction
with the Lebec County Water District are advising the customers of the Lebec Zone that
are served by Lebec CWO to boil their tap water or use bottled water for drinking and
cooking purposes as a safety precaution.
All tap water used for drinking or cooking should be boiled rapidly for at least 1 minute.
This is the preferred method to assure that the water is safe to drink.
You will be notified when-it is no longer necessary to boil your drinking water.
Upon return of water service, if your water looks cloudy or dirty, you should flush the line until
the water appears clear and the water quality returns to normal. Do not be alarmed if you notice
a chlorine taste or smell in your water since chlorine is used to disinfect the lines after leaks
and/or water outages occur.
For more information call:
Please call Karin Willson with Lebec County Water District at (661) 248-6872 or the California
Department of Public Health at (661) 335-7315.
Date: January 31, 2011
Karin Willson, Secretary
Lebec County Water District
This is part of the January 28, 2011 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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