Applies To: Vulnerable Populations of the City of Salem, City of Turner, Suburban East Salem Water District, and Orchard Heights Water Association
Not Apply To: Healthy individuals over 6, Keizer, Private drinking water wells
Results from water quality samples received Wednesday morning (June 6, 2018) indicate that
cyanotoxins are present in the City of Salem's water distribution system at levels that exceed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for children and vulnerable populations.
For the vast majority of Salem residents, the water is safe to drink and no action is needed.
Until further notice, a
Drinking Water Advisory is in place that applies to the following populations ONLY:
Children under the age of six
People with compromised immune systems or pre-existing liver conditions
People receiving dialysis treatment, or other sensitive populations
Pregnant women or nursing mothers
The City is currently working on distribution sites for vulnerable populations. Residents in need of assistance can contact City of Salem Public Works at 503-588-6311. For medical information during the advisory, please call 2-1-1. Industrial consumers with questions and those seeking health-related information can contact the Marion County Environmental Services at 503-588-5346.
The City will continue to post
sample results, and updated information related to
Salem’s water advisory on the City of Salem website and Facebook Page. Neighbors are encouraged to look out for those who are unable to collect bottled water on their own.