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Posted on: August 26, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Boil Water Advisory Update for August 26

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8/26/23 11:30 am 

Cal-Am Boil Water Advisory is still in place. Cal-Am will have their test results at the end of the day and make a decision at that time. A case of water (per household) is available at the Cays Fire Station for Coronado residents in the impacted areas south of Fiddler’s Cove. 

In addition, the County of Office of Emergency Services posted a survey for affected businesses to determine the financial impact of the advisory.

8/25/2023 6:00 pm

Cal-Am is proving information about bottled water and bring your own container distribution stations for Saturday (8/26).  Residents in Coronado in the impacted areas south of Fiddler Cove can still pick up a case of water per family at the Cays Fire Station on a first come first served basis tomorrow when more water becomes available.

 8/25/2023 3:09 PM: PLEASE NOTE: The cases of CalAm provided water ran out at the Cays Fire Station and the City has purchased more. Another pallet is now available for residents at the Cays Fire Station. on a first come, first served basis again.

08/25/23 Cal-Am Water customers impacted by the water boil advisory, including the Silver Strand area south of Fiddler’s Cove, are advised to follow CDC guidance when the advisory is in effect. Impacted residents should have already received information from Cal-Am Water directly.

  • Affected customers should use bottled water or boiled tap water for drinking, brushing teeth, and to prepare and cook food. For more information on bathing, cleaning, and pets, visit: CDC Boil Water Advisory.
  • The California Division of Drinking Water recommends bringing all water to a boil,
    • Let it boil for at least one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. 
    • Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking and food preparation until further notice. 
    • Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.  This is the preferred method to assure that the water is safe to drink.
    • California American Water customers are also asked to immediately discontinue any non-essential water usage. This includes all outdoor irrigation.
  • Affected businesses should contact the County Environmental Health & Quality with questions related to permitted operations at 858.505.6900.
  • Visit Cal-Am Alert online for updates. Click on Alerts for more information.

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