FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16, 2020 1:30 p.m. Contact: Fray Crease, City Recorder 541.535.1566 CITY OF TALENT ANNOUNCES LIFTING OF BOIL WATER ADVISORY The City of Talent, Oregon announced at 1:30 p.m. today that the boil water advisory that has been in effect since last week has now been lifted. Residents should open water taps and flush water through potable water systems for approximately 10 minutes before starting to use water again for drinking and personal use. The flush requirement DOES NOT apply to irrigations systems or water systems not designed for personal use. During the events of the Almeda fire that began on September 8, the City of Talent water system was depressurized due to a loss of power. As a precaution, on September 10, the City released a boil water advisory to limit health risks caused by harmful bacteria that may have been present in the water supply while service was disrupted. Staff has been working to restore normal pressures in the system. The system has now been flushed and fully pressurized. Repeated test results all show no bacteria or other harmful chemicals are present and the public is no longer advised to boil water. We continue to be under low water conditions until fall/winter rains returns. Please conserve and use water wisely.