Outlook residents told to not drink the water after possible contamination
Outlook residents told to not drink the water after possible contamination.
The water smells of manure, but the source is not confirmed, he said.
“So we’re just taking precautionary steps to make sure that the residents are safe from drinking water that … at this point we don’t know whether it’s safe or not.” Play Video Play Mute Current Time 0:00 / Duration Time 0:00 Loaded: 0% 0:00 Progress: 0% 0:00 Progress: 0% Stream TypeLIVE Remaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate 1 Chapters Chapters descriptions off, selected Descriptions subtitles off, selected Subtitles captions settings, opens captions settings dialog captions off, selected Captions Audio Track Fullscreen This is a modal window.
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It’s believed that an approximately 3-foot-tall berm on a DeRuyter Brothers Dairy field used for growing wheat breached, sending runoff from snowmelt and rain across another field where cow manure had recently been applied, said Yakima County Public Services Director Vern Redifer.
“We are saddened to see flooding in our local Outlook community Wednesday morning and are sympathetic to our neighbors who find themselves in this situation.
We have heard that a neighbor believes that we are responsible for the flooding because rapidly melting snow overtopped a berm in one of our farm fields.
While we are sorry for our neighbor’s circumstances, we are not responsible for the flooding they are experiencing,” the statement said.