Tempers Boil Over Boil Advisory
The Portland Water Bureau
issued a "boil water"
advisory over the weekend for the west side. Tests of reservoir 3 at Washington Park found traces of ecoli. Were you effected? Several businesses on the west side closed early to be safe. I even know someone who bought 5 cases of bottled water and Winco that night! The director of the water bureau is still answering questions about the issue today, two days later. David Shaff says the amount of bacteria found in the water was very minimal, and probably came from the feces of a small animal. He says contamination doesn't just occur in open reservoirs, but the city does have to follow a federal order to cover them. What do you think about open reservoirs? Did you have to boil your water Saturday? Did you buy bagged ice and bottled water? Let us know how you handled this!