The Peshastin Water District advises customers to boil their tap water.
The district detected potentially harmful E. coli bacteria in the water today during routine water quality monitoring. The water district supplies drinking water to the Town of Peshastin and the Timberline Mobile Home Park. The advisory affects about 800 people.
The Peshastin Water District and it's Board of Commissioners is committed to providing safe water to the community and our water management team is working closely with Washington State Department of Health (DOH) to resolve the situation as quickly as possible, disinfecting and flushing the system. However, it may take a few days to completely disinfect the lines. We will send out another notice when tests come back clear.
Thank you for understanding and knowing that we are on top of the situation and will continue to be as transparent as possible. Customers with questions about their water quality can call Peshastin Water District at 509-885-6920.
E. coli can cause gastrointestinal illness.
To kill the bacteria, DOH recommends residents boil tap water they’ll use for drinking, brushing teeth, preparing food, making ice, and washing dishes. Heat the water to a brisk boil for one minute and allow it to cool before use.