Drinking Water Warning

PHONE: (503) 859-2367
WEBSITE: lyons-mehamawaterdistrict.com

Boil Your Water Before Using

Due to loss of water pressure in the distribution system on September 9, 2020, potentially harmful bacteria could be present in the water supply. If these bacteria are present, they could make you sick, and are a particular concern for people with weakened immune systems. The affected area is limited, but if you have received this notice directly from your water provider, you are in the affected area.

Do not drink the water without boiling it first.

Customers should bring water to a rolling boil for 1 full minute, allow the water to cool before using, and store the cooled water in a clean container with a cover. Customers should use boiled water that has cooked or bottled water for:

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

Lyons-Mehama Water District is asking the customers within the district to conserve water. Please turn your sprinklers off and leave them off. We will inform you when tests show no bacteria and you no longer need to boil water. We anticipate this problem resolving soon with your help.

This boil water advisory is a precaution. To limit risk to health, customers should follow the instructions contained in the advisory.

The water is safe for handwashing. This is NOT related to COVID-19. Coronaviruses have not been detected in drinking water.

For more information, go to lyons-mehamawaterdistrict.com
General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by contaminants in drinking water are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791 or the Oregon Health Authority, Drinking Water Services at 971.673.0405.