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Water Advisory Details

PWS ID: OR41 94489
Advisory Type: Boil Water
Reason: Loss of Pressure
Area Affected: Partial - Loss of pressure affecting U-Section and units T-15 and 17, OVs, Is and Ts.
Affected Populations: All
Begin Date: Jan 18, 2023
Date Lifted: Feb 09, 2023
Contacted By: DOWNS, KENT (DWP)
Who Was Contacted: David Terrusa
Contact Phone: 541-253-7556
Details: On 01.18.23 Dave Terrusa (DRC) emailed me reporting a leak in the distribution line that affected the cabins on the U-Section of the park and units T-15 and 16. The WS has been unable to locate the leak. American Leak Detection is unable to come until 01.30.23. Affected units are receiving water only twice a day, with very minimal water pressure. Cabin owners have buckets to get water to flush toilets (there are water spickets throughout the park), management has set up a portable water container by the water storage tanks for residents to get water to flush toilets. Bottled water is provided at the main office. The RV section of the park has a public service building that has toilets, showers, and laundry facilities, this section of the park is having no issues. All affected residents were handed boil notices or posted on their doors.

Update 01/20/2023:  Dave Terrusa (DRC) informed me that yesterday a tree that was being removed broke another water line affecting sections OV, I and T. All affected residents were handed boil notices. Corinne reported later today that they have fixed the leak affecting section OV and I. Samples will be collected on Monday, January 23.

Update 01/24/2023:  Corinne confirmed that the leak affecting sections OV, I and T1-14 was isolated and fixed. Three water samples were collected yesterday and taken to the McCowans Lab. One sample came back positive for total coliforms. The operator will shock chlorinate and flush the line before collecting three additional samples tomorrow. The boil advisory for sections OV, I and sites T1-14 will be lifted after additional lab results show absence of coliform contamination. Mass emails and telephone calls are used to keep residents informed on the progress of the repairs.

Update 01/26/2023:  Samples collected on January 25 came back positive for TC and E. Coli. The operator is planning to flush, and shock chlorinate the system next week Monday. Additional coliform samples will also be taken next week after shocking the system.

Update 02/01/2023:  Corinne emailed me today reporting the following: Test results came back absent of bacterial contamination for OV, I, T sections excluding T15 T16 T17. Boil water advisory for these sections lifted today. Leak found and fixed late 1/31/23. System flushed and shocked. U section, T15, T16. T17 remain on boil notice until test samples taken to lab.

Lifted 02/09/2023:  Corinne reported that test results for the three water samples collected at sites affected by the boil advisory (U section and spaces T15-17), came back absent of bacterial contamination. The operator lifted the boil notice today. No further actions needed at this time.

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