Gold Bar residents told to boil water
The state Department of Health is advising residents to boil tap water to be used for drinking and washing. This is a safety precaution until tests determine that water is safe to drink after a pipe broke, city officials said.
On Wednesday afternoon, a service line to a fire hydrant was ruptured at the intersection of Lewis Avenue and 5th Street. The break may have been caused by a tree root.
City staff and firefighters shut down the valve, leaving 2,200 people without water, and fixed the leak Thursday morning.
By 5 a.m., water pressure was restored to all parts of town.
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