UPDATE: Keswick residents safe to drink water again; advisory lifted
originally posted on September 1, 2016
Update 2:20 p.m. Thursday
Shasta County officials on Thursday said Keswick residents can safely drink their water again without boiling it.
Recent testing showed the water passes safe standards. An advisory was issued on Tuesday after a leak was discovered in the water system that serves residents in the community west of Redding.
The water no longer needs to be boiled before drinking, Public Works staff said.
Call 225-5661 for more information.
Residents in the Keswick community are being advised to boil their drinking water due to a leak in their water system to avoid any contamination.
Shasta County Public Works issued the boil advisory on Tuesday due to a leak in the main line serving the west Redding community of Keswick.
A lack of pressure means the water system may be vulnerable to microbiological contamination.
County water customers with questions can contact Public Works at 225-5571.
Residents need to bring their water to a rolling boil for at least one minute or they can disinfect their water by adding twelve drops of regular household bleach per gallon of water and allow the water to sit for 30 minutes before drinking it, according to Public Works.
They also recommend residents can try bottled water in the mean time.
The boil advisory will be in place until Friday, Sept. 2 at 5 p.m.