Shakespeare’s Macbeth – Act 4, scene 1
Portland west of the Willamette River (our part of town) has been issued a Boil Water Notice by the Portland Water Bureau. Water samples tested positive for bacteria (total coliforms and E.coli) which indicates possible contamination by human or animal waste.
Until further notice, drinking and cooking water must be brought to a rolling boil for a full minute. Dishes must be rinsed with boiled water, teeth must be brushed with boiled water (after it cools, please).
The city is serious. We received notice by email, telephone, and fliers posted EVERYWHERE. I heard it first on facebook.
We experienced a similar alert in 2009. We know the drill.
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Update: Boil water notice lifted Sunday morning. All clear!