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Salem's water advisory for its vulnerable population is in effect indefinitely

COURTESY: CITY OF WOODBURN - A water filling station at Woodburn Memorial Transit Center is being set up for Salem residents affected by the water advisory.The city of Woodburn is opening a water filling station at the Woodburn Memorial Transit Center to assist those impacted by the water advisory in Salem.

Salem residents who come through Woodburn from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. can stop at 2900 Tom Tennant Way, just off of Interstate 5, to fill up water containers.

The station will continue operation indefinitely, as the city of Salem's advisory for vulnerable populations is in effect for at least two more weeks. Vulnerable populations include children under age 6, pregnant or nursing mothers, pets, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.

Individuals need to bring their own water jugs to the station to fill.

This service is being offered in partnership with the city of Salem and Marion County Emergency Management.

Woodburn City Administrator Scott Derickson pointed out that water in Woodburn is not affected.

"Our water is just fine and there is no need for local residents to fill up on water," he said. "The water station will dispense the same water that comes out of our faucets. We are being good neighbors to our Salem friends, who have showed us great support in the past."

NOTE: This story has been updated to indicate the hours of the water station and that it will be open indefinitely.

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