June 17, 2019 – Salem’s Water is Safe to Drink


Test results from samples taken this morning are in and they show that the water leaving the water treatment facility and entering Salem's drinking water system is clean and safe to drink. We've posted a link to the data below.

Test data for entry point to drinking water system: https://www.cityofsalem.net/CityDocuments/aldersgate-elisa-test-data-through-2019-06-17.pdf

The North Santiam River is a dynamic, ever changing natural system. Small amounts of cyanotoxins are still present in the raw, North Santiam river water where it flows into the Geren Island Water Treatment Facility. Test data shows that the water treatment systems continue to work effectively in turning raw river water into clean, safe drinking water for Salem water customers.

Test results for raw river water going into water treatment facility: https://www.cityofsalem.net/CityDocuments/intake-elisa-test-data-through-2019-06-17.pdf

Salem's drinking water is clean and safe to drink. Stay up-to-date on the latest water quality test results and learn more about how we are keeping your drinking water safe: https://www.cityofsalem.net/drinking-water

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