A boil water notice has been issued to much of the city of Healdsburg, CA after a water main break at a construction site.
The notice was issued yesterday (Wednesday, August 26) by the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water and the Sonoma County Health Department, in conjunction with the City of Healdsburg Water Department.
Residents in the affected area received notices in the post, and the advisory was shared on Facebook. You can view a map of the affected area below:
The yellow highlighted section on the map shows the homes that should use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution.
It’s estimated that the boil water notice will be in effect for the next 24-48 hours, while bacteriological tests are carried out.
While no contamination has been found, the boil water advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure due to a loss of pressure. Testing is required to confirm that no microorganisms have contaminated the water.
Click here to learn more about boil water advisories and what they entail.