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Power restored to water facility after city of West Linn asked residents to conserve water

Updated 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17

PMG FILE PHOTO - The city of West Linn announced Feb. 13 that city water was safe to drink.

The city of West Linn announced Wednesday morning, Feb. 17 that power had been restored to its water treatment providor and previous restrictions on water usage had been lifted.

After the city of West Linn cautioned residents to only use tap water if necessary Saturday, Feb. 13, the city announced Tuesday morning, Feb. 16, that water was safe to drink without boiling.

Widespread power outages meant that the water treatment plant, reservoir and pump used by the city were not operating.

In its announcement Tuesday morning, Feb. 16, the city said power had been restored to some infrastructures, but fully restoring power to the water treatment facility could take time.

"There is no need to boil your water as the city has maintained positive pressure within the water system," the announcement stated. "Although the status of our water system has improved, we still ask residents to conserve water when possible as full power restoration is uncertain."


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