SNOHOMISH — About 75 Snohomish homes were under a boil water advisory Monday following a break in the city’s main water line.
According to a press release, an active break in a water line at the intersection of Sanders Road and South Carpenter Road resulted in a loss of pressure around 5 p.m. Sunday. About 75 homes along Sanders Road and OK Mill Road, 10 miles northeast of downtown Snohomish, received boil water notices from the city, the release said.
The press release said no indication of contamination to the water system has yet been found. The boil water advisory is a “proactive and preemptive measure” to ensure health and safety, the release said.
City spokesperson Shari Iretonsaid water staff remain confident there is no contamination to the city water supply because the break is under “positive pressure,” meaning water is only shooting out, not flowing back in.
Water service was expected to be restored by 5 p.m. Wednesday. City staff will flush the system once the break is repaired.
Residents who have not received a notice directly can contact water quality control specialist Kathy Caldwell at 425-328-6520 or Tim Jackson, Public Works utility manager, at 425-328-0072 to find out if their home is affected.