LOW Mutual Water Company Recalls Do Not Drink Notice for South Zone

LAKE OF THE WOODS, CA (July 16, 2018 at 9:32 a.m.)— The July 12 ‘Do Not Drink notice’ was cancelled via robocall to Lake of the Woods residents at 9:30 a.m. this morning.

The recording said that all laboratory test samples came back negative for total choliform bacteria. The notice was sent out and the lab tests mandated after the water supply line for the South area of the water district was opened for repairs.

Please keep in mind, the announcement asked,  that the high nitrate and high fluoride notifications are still in effect. Babies, young children and pregnant women should drink bottled water.

LAKE OF THE WOODS, CA (July 12, 2018 at 3 p.m.)—


Failure to Follow This Advisory Could Result in Stomach or Intestinal Illness

On Thursday, July 12, 2018, between the hours of 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm, we had to shut off the south tank due to leak in a main. South Zone includes parts of Lakewood Drive up by the Catholic church, Foothill Dr, Paige Rd, Lakewood Ct. Lakeview Terrance, Frazier Road and Crable Street. We expect that the work will be completed this evening, July 12, 2018 and water will be restored at that time.

Loss of pressure and water outage for an extended period of time may cause possible contamination of the water supply by potentially harmful microorganisms. Following completion of the work, we will, disinfect and flush the distribution system and will be collecting bacteriological quality samples to verify the bacteriological quality of the water being served. However, this alone is not adequate to protect public health. Therefore, the State Water Resources Control Board in conjunction with the Lake of the Woods Mutual Water Company is advising the customers to use bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes.

Do not boil the tap water, as there is still an ongoing exceedance for nitrate, use only bottled water for drinking and cooking.

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 experience higher than normal chlorine concentrations in your water since increased chlorine residuals are used to disinfect the lines after leaks and/or water outages occur.

You will be notified when it is no longer necessary to use bottled water.

For more information call:  Please call the Lake of the Woods Mutual Water Company at 661-245-1448 or the State Water Resources Control Board at (661) 335-7315. The website address is www.lakeofthewoodswater.com

Date: 07/12/18                                 ________________________________

Pam Jarecki, Office Manager

Lake of the Woods Mutual Water Company

This is part of the July 13, 2018 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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