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Myrtle Creek lifts water advisory after diesel-related contamination

Officials said a vehicle that drove into a ditch above the Springbrook Water Treatment Plant is to blame for the diesel-related water contamination.

Posted: May 28, 2019 7:06 PM
Updated: May 28, 2019 8:05 PM

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. -- A day after the city's drinking water system was contaminated, Myrtle Creek officials are lifting the drinking water advisory.

Officials said a vehicle that drove into a ditch above the Springbrook Water Treatment Plant is to blame for the diesel-related water contamination.

RELATED: OFFICIALS IDENTIFY CAUSE OF WATER CONTAMINATION IN MYRTLE CREEK

The lifting of the advisory comes after two rounds of testing that showed the water has acceptably low levels of gasoline and diesel based on Oregon Department of Environmental Quality standards. All test results are available at City Hall, 207 NW Pleasant Street.

A taste or smell of gas or diesel could linger in the water system. If it's too strong, officials said you shouldn't use the water for drinking or cooking. The Public Works staff will continue to flush hydrants throughout the system to ensure the safety of the city's drinking water.

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