‘Boil Advisory’ still in effect; water test results should come in Wednesday
King County Water District #54 announced Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 24) that the ‘boil advisory” is still in effect, and will remain in effect until further notice.
Bottled water continues to be available at the District’s offices at 922 South 219th Street in Des Moines (map below), as well as at the Des Moines Activity Center located at 2045 S. 216th Street, just east of the Des Moines Post Office.
Three sets of water quality test samples were collected Tuesday; all of the samples are at the testing labs for evaluation, and results should come in by late Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 25). These results will help determine whether the District can end the boil advisory.
The official cause of the advisory has still not been announced.
Public Health – Seattle and King County will notify food service establishments when it is safe to re-open for business. Numerous businesses in the district have been shut down since it went into effect on Saturday, Sept. 21.
The District said in an announcement that it is continuing the short-term chlorination of the water along with an increased frequency of water quality testing.
Customers and businesses can call the District’s offices at (206) 878-7210 for additional information or check the City of Des Moines’ website at www.desmoineswa.gov or city channel 21 for further information regarding this situation.
The District serves customers in the core of Des Moines and the far south section of Normandy Park in an area from Puget Sound, east to 13th Ave South and Kent-Des Moines Road north to South 212th Street:
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