Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued for Parts of Rutland City After Major Fire

By Joe Gullo

Published 08/21 2014 11:42AM

Updated 08/21 2014 11:48AM

Credit: Rutland City Department of Public Works
RUTLAND, Vt. - A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for some sections of Rutland City. This comes after a major fire at Rutland Plywood.

The Rutland City Department of Public Works says that fire has caused an extended negative water pressure situation in the Campbell Road and Dorr Drive area. The department also states that there is no evidence of water contamination, just that the situation "presents a potential health risk."

Residents and businesses in this area shouldn't drink the water without boiling it first. All water should be brought to a boil, let it say boiled for one minute, and cooled before using. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice.

The department says when water systems experience fluctuations in water pressure, bacteria and other harmful organisms can enter and contaminate the water drinking supply.

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