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May 23, 2014 02:28 PM

Heads up Portland - Boil Water Notice 5/23/2014

If you live here or just visiting for our lovely food and ::cough:: water, you may want to read this:

"The Portland Water Bureau issued a city-wide boil notice on Friday morning after water staffers detected E. coli in three separate tests during the past three days."

ETA: Some restaurants are closing due to the notice.:

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  1. I just read that too -- apparently it is retroactive to May 20 when we WERE in Portland, gack! What a gigantic hassle, and bad news for restos having to close.

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    1. re: grayelf

      Lifted on Saturday, apparently.

      And there's this: A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule that goes into effect next April will require that all reservoirs holding drinkable water are either covered or pass water to a re-treatment plant before being sent to taps.

      That's going to cost...

      1. re: grayelf

        Yes the covering thing sucks. Not only costly, but we lose these beautiful landmarks. Go to Mt Tabor while you still can.