Boil Water Advisory Issued For Olds Station

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Chelan County PUD customers in the Olds Station area have been issued a boil water advisory.  Officials report that sometime early today the automated controls that operate the PUD’s water system, malfunctioned and a portion of the Chelan PUD water system affecting about 250 customers in the Olds Station area lost pressure. Repairs have been made and water service has been restored. The affected customers are within the following geographic area:  Lower Sunnyslope Road/Penny Road on the West to Highway 97A on the East; the Wenatchee River on the South to about a half-mile north of the round-about.

However, when pressure is lost there is a potential for contamination to enter into the water distribution system. As a result, the PUD is asking customers to boil water until it has been determined that the water is safe to drink.

Water samples have been collected and delivered to a local lab for analysis. Results will be returned early tomorrow afternoon and the PUD will advise all customers at that time if the water is safe to drink.

Chelan PUD advises customers that boiling kills any potential bacteria and other organisms in the water. Here is the best way to ensure water safety:

  • Bring water to a boil
  • Continue boiling for three- to five minutes
  • Let water cool before using

To avoid possible illness: used boiled or purchased bottled water for drinking, making ice, brushing your teeth, making coffee, washing dishes and food preparation until further notice.

The PUD knows this is an inconvenience for customers and will advise on the safety of the water as soon as possible.


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Steve Hair
Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.