Update: City of Como Boil Water Notice

City of Como Mayor Darla Henry tells KSST News that all problems have been remedied but the city must wait until Monday to submit a water sample to a third party lab for tests. Until the test approves the city water for use, the boil water notice remains in place.

The city had issued a boil water notice through the weekend for Como residents. The Como public water system asks all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc.) Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions.

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may no have received this notice directly . You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.


Author: Staff Reporter

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