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Boil Water Advisory issued for residents in the Clear Creek, Centerville areas

FILE - Boil Water Notice. (SBG)
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A Boil Water Advisory has been issued for residents living in the Clear Creek Community and Centerville area on Friday.

The Clear Creek Community Services District said their drinking water treatment plant lost power during the storm on Thursday night, March 9, resulting in a filter valve malfunction. The issue reportedly caused untreated water to enter the storage tank and distribution system.

As a safety precaution, the district asks residents use bottled water or boil tap water for drinking and cooking purposed until further notice.

The Centerville Community Services District receives their drinking water from Clear Creek Community Services District's water treatment plant. As a result, the valve malfunction is also affecting customers in the Centerville area. Residents are also asked to use bottle water, or boil tap water, for drinking and cooking.


  • Bring all water to a boil and let it boil for a minute. Let it cool before using or use bottle water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation. The boiling kills bacteria and other organisms that may be in the water.
  • An alternative method of disinfection for residents that are not able to boil their water is to use fresh, unscented, liquid household bleach. To do so, add 8 drops (or 1/8 teaspoon) of bleach per gallon of clear water or 16 drops (or 1/4 teaspoon) per gallon of cloudy water, mix thoroughly, and allow it to stand for 30 minutes before using. A chlorine-like taste and odor will result from this disinfection procedure and is an indication that adequate disinfection has taken place.
  • Water disinfection tablets may also be used by following the manufacturer’s instructions.

The water district says their filter plant is now operating normally. However, they expect the boil water advisory to last for at least seven days.

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For more information, contact the District's Manager, Chris Muehlbacher, at 530-246-0680, or the State Water Resources Control Board Drinking Water Field Operations Branch District Office at 530-224-4800.

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