Salem Water Advisory Continues Through Friday

posted by Brad Ford - 

Salem’s water remains safe for a vast majority of the public.  Data received early Thursday morning from water samples taken on Tuesday, June 5 show no cyanotoxins in the water distribution system above the EPA advisory levels for vulnerable populations.  To lift the advisory for vulnerable populations, one additional day of results below EPA guidelines—to make two consecutive days—is necessary.  The most recent data is now available on the City’s website.

Salem’s latest water advisory was issued on Wednesday, June 6 after the City received lab results from Sunday and Monday indicating that one of four sampling sites within the water distribution system had toxins slightly exceeding EPA guidelines for vulnerable populations.  Due to the detection, the Drinking Water Advisory will apply for at least one more day to the following:

  • Children under the age of six
  • People with compromised immune systems or pre-existing liver conditions
  • People receiving dialysis treatment, or other sensitive populations
  • Pregnant women or nursing mothers
  • Elderly
  • Pets 

To ensure that safe drinking water is available to those in need, the City of Salem has partnered with other water utilities, public health/emergency response agencies and private entities to provide drinking water to those in need. Drinking water filling stations have been established at the following locations:

  • Wallace Marine Park, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  • Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Drive NE, Salem
  • Bush’s Pasture Park, Mission St. entrance, 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
  • Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem
  • Geer Park, 3071 State Street, Salem
  • Chemeketa Community College, Brown Parking Lot, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem
  • East Salem Suburban Water District, 3805 La Branch St. SE, Salem (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • City of Keizer, 4969 Rickman Rd. NE, Keizer
  • Former Chevrolet Dealership, 5325 Denver Street, Turner

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