City of Kirkland lifts boil water advisory

City says test results indicate the water is safe.

The City of Kirkland worked with the Department of Health to lift the boil water advisory that has been in place since approximately 4:30 p.m. on August 3, 2021 for neighborhoods north of NE 85th St., south of NE 124th St., and west of I-405.

Water samples have been tested and showed no indication of contamination.

What to do after a boil water advisory is lifted:

-Flush the plumbing in your home by running all cold-water faucets for at least 5 minutes each.

-Flushing simply means letting the water run to ensure that there is fresh water flowing through your pipes.

-Also flush all appliances connected to the water line like icemakers, water softeners, water dispensers for refrigerators, dishwashers, etc.

The boil water advisory was in effect due to a water main break that occurred at about 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3 which caused a loss of pressure in a large portion of Kirkland’s water system. Kirkland staff repaired the water main the evening of August 3.

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