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NOTICE: Drinking Water Warning Boil Water Advisory for Specific Area ONLY

This morning, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, a 6-inch water main broke near 1046 Lozier Lane. At this time, the cause of the break is under investigation. Due to loss of water pressure in the distribution system, potentially harmful bacteria could be present in the water supply for the following service addresses on Lozier Lane ONLY:

625 Lozier Lane
629 Lozier Lane
630 Lozier Lane
695 Lozier Lane
715 Lozier Lane
724 Lozier Lane
750 Lozier Lane
761 Lozier Lane
763 Lozier Lane
794 Lozier Lane
795 Lozier Lane
819 Lozier Lane
820 Lozier Lane
825 Lozier Lane

890 Lozier Lane
903 Lozier Lane
914 Lozier Lane
915 Lozier Lane
945 Lozier Lane
960 Lozier Lane
961 Lozier Lane
1001 Lozier Lane
1008 Lozier Lane
1010 Lozier Lane
1045 Lozier Lane
1046 Lozier Lane
1092 Lozier Lane
1135 Lozier Lane
1145 Lozier Lane

The affected area is limited to approximately 29 addresses (you can also check the map below). If these bacteria are present, they could make you sick, and are a particular concern for people with weakened immune systems.
If you are in the specified area, do not drink the water without boiling it first.
Customers should bring water to a rolling boil for 1 full minute, allow the water to cool before using, and store the cooled water in a clean container with a cover. Customers should use boiled water that has cooled or bottled water for:

Drinking                                          Preparing food and baby formula
Brushing teeth                                 Making ice
Washing fruits and vegetables          Cleaning food contact surfaces
We will inform you when tests show no bacteria and you no longer need to boil your water. Staff is working as quickly and efficiently as possible, but it may be as long as 24-36 hours before test results are available.
The full extent of this notice and the customers impacted is not yet known. This boil water advisory is a precaution. To limit risk to health, customers should follow the instructions contained in this advisory.
For more information, go to medfordwater.org or contact our Customer Service Department at (541) 774-2430. For an after hours emergency, call (541) 779-7611. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by contaminants in drinking water are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791 or the Oregon Health Authority, Drinking Water Services at 971-673-0405.
If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact Operations Superintendent Ken Johnson at (541) 774-2680.

02-21-2018To see a larger version of the map, click here.


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