Hundreds of Alameda residents warned to not use water
ALAMEDA, Calif. (KGO) — Hundreds of Alameda residents have been warned to not use the tap water in their homes until further notice due to a drop in quality levels, according to city officials.
The health advisory impacts 267 homes, and more than 60 businesses in the Alameda Point neighborhood which sits on the lands of the former Naval Air Station, west of Main St. "It had a really foul taste," says Diana Hurwitz, an Alameda Point resident who noticed some changes to her tap water over the weekend.
"It was clear, it didn’t have any clouds in it, but it tasted really bad."
East Bay MUD officials are trying to determine the exact cause of the issue, and says it may have something to with a leak from irrigation line fed by an old well that cross-connects with the utility’s water supply.
Latest tests show higher-than-average levels of salt and minerals.
Alameda Point residents being told NOT to drink their tap water UFN.
"The advisory we have to not drink water is specific to Alameda Point."
Volunteers will be on West Ranger Ave. throughout the day to distribute free bottled water to impacted residents.
"It was after we showered that we noticed it because we stunk," says Jeff Roper, Alameda Point resident.
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