This morning (Thursday, August 20, 2015) the Albert Street road construction crew ruptured A water main around 11:00 AM. Repairs are under way.
Due to possible containments, which might have gone into the water system, at the time of the break, the Town of Wilkeson has issued the following BOIL ORDER for the first three residents on Brierhill, all residents on Pearl St, and Pearl Ct, residents on Johns Road, and all residents at Rainier Ranch.
WATER TEST RESULTS FROM THE WATER LAB HAVE BEEN CLEARED AND THE BOIL ORDER HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
Some of the Town of Wilkeson Water System, may be contaminated because of a loss of pressure in the water system. Even if you didn’t lose water pressure, your tap water may still be contaminated.
Until Further Notice, Boil Your Tap Water Before Drinking. Bring all water to a rolling boil for one minute. Let it cool before using. You should use boiled or purchased bottled water for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.
When pressure loss occurs, contamination from the environment or from human or animal waste can be drawn into the water system. Microbes in these wastes can cause short-term health effects, such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems. These symptoms are not only caused by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increased risk should seek advice about drinking water from their health care provider.
What should you do when we restore pressure to the water system? Continue boil order until further notice.
We will notify you when you no longer need to boil the water.
For more information, please call Town Hall at (360) 829-0790.
Office hours: Monday through Thursday – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Afterhours and on weekends: call Luke Wilbanks at 206-730-2289
Please share this notice with all the other people who drink this water, especially
those who may not have received this notice directly.
Wilkeson is currently seeking civic minded citizens, interested in reviewing and studying planning related guidelines and projects of the Town. We are looking for four seats to be filled. One of the four seats may be an out of town resident. Planning Commissioners must attend monthly meetings of the Wilkeson Planning Commission, which are held the third Wednesday of each month, at 7:00 PM, at the Town Hall.
If interested, please contact the Mayor. phone: 360-829-0790;