In the morning of January 4, 2012, a 20-inch water main broke on S. Juneau Street, just east of Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Seattle. It’s possible that water could be contaminated with germs. As a precaution, residents and businesses in two areas of southeast Seattle should not use tap water for drinking or cooking purposes — unless it is boiled — until notified.
Who needs to boil water?
People living or working in some parts of Columbia City, Hillman City, Brighton, and Seward Park.
How do I boil my water if I live in the affected area?
- Fill a pot with water.
- Heat the water until bubbles come from the bottom of the pot to the top.
- Once the water reaches a rolling boil, let it boil for 1 minute.
- Turn off the heat source and let the water cool.
- Pour water into a clean container with a cover for storage.
For more information on this situation, go to the Seattle Public Utilities website.