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Boil-water notices lifted after water main break repaired

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PORT ANGELES — Water quality for 40 homes east of Golf Course Road was confirmed to be normal after test results were received Saturday afternoon and a precautionary boil-water notice that had been put into effect Thursday was lifted.

The notice, issued issued at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the wake of a water-main break, affected east of Golf Course Road toward Mount Pleasant, including some homes on Fernwood and Woodhaven Lanes, and on Brown, Round Tree, Golf Course, Mount Pleasant, Maddock, Pearce, and Monroe roads, said Port Angeles Public Works Director Thomas Hunter.

The break amounted to “a small leak,” Hunter said.

City crews repaired the water main Friday. Once it had been disinfected and flushed, water samples were taken to ensure safety, Hunter said. The result of the test was received by about 3 p.m. Saturday.

“The water main did not come into contact with any soil or anything like that,” he said Friday.

”When that’s the case, we take an investigative sample.”

Hunter said occupants of the 40 residences were notified by staff knocking on doors in the neighborhood, leaving door-hangar notices and putting the notice on the city website at https://www.cityofpa.us/.

The residents were to be notified in the same manner when the precautionary boil-water notice was lifted.

“It’s a relatively normal practice for water systems to do precautionary boil-water notices,” Hunter said Saturday.

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