BOIL ORDER IS OFFICIALLY LIFTED.
We received clear tests and DEQ has decided to lift the boil order. The water is safe for all uses. The City has decided to run higher that normal chlorine levels for the remainder of the time we are working on rehabilitating the clearwell and installing the new water meters.
Thank you all for your patience. In the spirit of transparency, and to help residents understand what may have gone wrong, I will be publishing all test and inspection results from DEQ here in the coming days.
Also, as a lesson learned from this experience, we are asking the SCADA contractor to add real-time chlorine monitoring to our water system computer. If possible, I may start delivering real time chlorine and pressure data to residents on our website.