From the State of Washington Department of Health
Effective immediately, the Washington State Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water (ODW) is advising people consuming drinking water supplied by the Carrolls Water Association Water System that the water might not be safe for human consumption.
DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all the water to a boil. Let it boil one minute at a rolling boil and let it cool before using. Boiled or purchased bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. If you are experiencing illness symptoms, we recommend that you see your health care provider.
This advisory is based on the following:
* Due to water shortages, wells with a history of E. coli bacteria contamination have been put into service.
* It is not known if the water is safe to drink.
Follow-up will include the following:
* When the water system has stabilized, water samples will be collected and tested.
* This advisory will be rescinded when water sample tests have satisfactory results.
Department of Health will continue to work with the operator until the problem is resolved. Contact Bob Choate of Columbia Technical, LLC at (360) 281-2650 if you have questions. This advisory will remain in effect until lifted by the Washington State Department of Heath, Office of Drinking Water.