Lake Whatcom boil water advisory lifted

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMarch 4, 2014 

The boil-water advisory has ended for residents who draw their drinking water directly from Lake Whatcom.

The Lake Whatcom Water & Sewer District issed the advisory Feb. 24 after sewage leaked into the water during a power outage. It was lifted at 5 p.m Tuesday, March 4.

All surface waters can contain potentially harmful biological contaminants, including giardia and cryptosporidium. The district and the Whatcom County Health Department strongly recommend that anyone who draws drinking water directly from Lake Whatcom through a private system continue to boil their water at all times.

Residents who have private surface water treatment devices should ensure those are operated and maintained according to the manufacturer's specification.

The advisory did not apply to drinking water customers of the district or the city of Belingham.

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