Water Advisory for Vulnerable Populations Remains in Effect Until Further Notice

​Update June 2, 2018​—Drinking water advisory lifted​—Safe for all residents. Analysis of drinking water samples collected Wednesday, May 30, and Thursday, May 31, confirm toxin levels are below Health Advisory Levels and water is safe to drink. Salem is very thankful to all of the assistance provided by partnering agencies, local non-profits, and local volunteer groups.


Applies to:

  • Those 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
  • Elderly
  • Pets

In the following locations (service districts):

  • City of Salem
  • City of Turner
  • Suburban East Salem Water District
  • Orchard Heights Water Association

Does not apply to:

  • Healthy individuals
  • City of Keizer
  • Private drinking water wells

Based on test results received May 31, 2018​—the City of Salem will be maintaining the Vulnerable Population Water Advisory until further notice. Tap water is safe for consumption for healthy children over the age of six and healthy adults. Further information regarding water distribution and assistance will be released shortly in a separate update.


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