Boil water advisory lifted for 200 Bellevue residents

originally posted on February 03, 2017


BELLEVUE, Wash. – Bellevue officials said earlier this week 200 residents near a water main break were being told to boil their water until further notice. The advisory was lifted Friday.

The loss of pressure may have allowed contaminants to enter the system.

The boil water notice was done out of an abundance of caution.

Water was shut off to more than 25 homes near the break. The road was closed as the street buckled up where it broke at about 2:30 a.m.

Crews were digging up the road to reach the broken main so they could repair it.

All affected residents were told they needed to boil their water before water service is restored.
The main was flushed and water samples were taken and tested to make sure that the water was safe to drink.

Officials said any water used for cooking, drinking, cleaning dishes, or brushing teeth was to be boiled. Water was to be boiled briskly for one minute and allowed to cool before use.

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