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Salem's drinking water advisory lifted, now safe for everyone

"We recognize the water advisory impacted many, and we thank you for your patience."

Posted: Jun 2, 2018 4:13 PM
Updated: Jun 2, 2018 11:37 PM

SALEM, Ore. -- The City of Salem announced Saturday that the drinking water advisory has been lifted, saying the water is now safe for all residents.

This applies to Salem, Turner, Suburban East Salem Water District, and the Orchard Heights Water Association.

City officials said the analysis of drinking water samples collected Wednesday May 30th and May 31st confirm that the toxin levels are below Health Advisory Levels.

The City of Salem recommends that residents flush out their faucets and the water dispensers and ice makers in their refrigerators. For  more information, click here.

Salem Mayor Bennett and the Salem City Council said in a social media post, "We recognize the water advisory impacted many, and we thank you for your patience. We also thank all who stepped forward to help during the advisory period." 

They said the city will continue to collect water quality samples to ensure safe water for Salem.

The advisory went into effect Tuesday night, when toxins where found in the drinking water from Detroit Lake.

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