Boil Water Notice extended for Shandon in SLO County after water system is damaged

San Luis Obispo County officials have extended the Boil Water Notice for Shandon.
A statement by the SLO County Department of Public Works says: Testing indicated no bacteriological contamination in the system; however, the turbidity (clarity) of the water is still elevated.
The County is committed to ensuring that an adequate quantity of clean, wholesome, and potable water is delivered to you.
Flushing and testing of the water will continue until the water meets all drinking water standards and is safe to use for drinking and cooking purposes.
The notice was issued on Dec. 19 after Shandon’s main water line was damaged by a contractor working nearby.
A Boil Water Notice has been issued for the residents of Shandon in San Luis Obispo County after the town’s main water line was damaged Tuesday.
SLO County officials said a contractor working near the San Juan Creek Bridge on Centre Street at 9 a.m. accidentally damaged the main water line causing the water system to lose pressure.
It’s unknown how the contractor damaged the water line.
Officials say when water system pressure returns, Shandon residents should boil their tap water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution until testing results are available on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017.
Alternatively, residents can use bottled water for drinking and cooking.

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