Water in Salem remains safe to drink despite the health advisory issued for Detroit Reservoir by the Oregon Health Authority. The advisory was issued due to an algae bloom causing high levels of toxins in the reservoir. While there is a health concern at Detroit Reservoir, there is no concern with the City's water treatment facility, the quality of our source water, or our community's drinking water.
The City has a vigorous water testing and sampling program, and staff are keeping a very close eye on the developing situation. We will provide updates as the situation unfolds.