Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Cal Water lifts boil water order

LUCERNE – A boil water order issued to Lucerne water users Friday has been lifted.


California Water Service Co. employees delivered notices to town residents Tuesday afternoon explaining that water quality test results have confirmed that boiling water is no longer necessary before drinking or cooking.


The boil water notice, Cal Water reported, had been necessary due to increased turbidity, which the company had attributed to recent rains.


The current water treatment plant in Lucerne couldn't adequately treat the water, according to Cal Water, which led to the water not meeting quality standards.


The company said it has plans to construct a new plant, with completion expected in 2008. “We do not expect similar issues to arise once the new treatment plant is on-line,” the Monday notice states.


Cal Water's latest notice apologizes to customers for the inconvenience associated with the boil water notice. “Customer health and safety is our highest priority and we will continue to work diligently to provide water that meets or surpasses state and federal water quality standards.”


Water users who have questions are urged to call Cal Water's Local District Manager Gay Guidotti, 274-6624, or the California Department of Public Health, 576-2145.


E-mail Elizabeth Larson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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