Make Sure Your Water is Safe to Drink

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During the recent storms, many families in western Washington lost their water when they lost their power. For people who use well water, power outages can create a loss of pressure and increase the chance of contamination in the water lines, especially if the water has run dry.

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As power is restored, the Washington Department of Health advises people on individual wells to take steps to protect their families' health before they begin using the water for drinking, cooking, and bathing.

Once power returns and the water is running again, turn on all cold-water taps in the house

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