Salem's water continues to be clean and safe to drink according to test results from samples taken this morning. We will continue to post the status of Salem's drinking water on the drinking water page of our website. Go to cityofsalem.net/drinking-water to see Salem's drinking water status and water testing data, learn more about how we take raw river water and turn it into clean drinking water, how we test for cyanotoxins, and more.
As of June 18, 2019, the North Santiam River continues to have low levels of cyanotoxins in the raw river water, and test data shows our water treatment facility is effectively removing contaminants. This means that the updates made to the water treatment facility since last year are proving effective in protecting Salem's drinking water. The North Santiam River is part of a natural system and conditions change depending on season, temperature, sunlight, rainfall, available nutrients, and other factors.
We have posted and will continue to share test data on our website for the Aldersgate and Middle Intake water sampling locations within 24 hours of drawing the sample.
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What can Salem residents and businesses do to prepare for the 2019 algae season?
Four things you can do now: