UPDATE: Monday 4-26-2021
Boil Water Order Lifted
The City has officially lifted the boil water order issued on April 24, confirming the water is safe and it is no longer necessary to boil water before drinking or food preparation. The California State Water Resources Board Division of Drinking Water required two consecutive negative results before the order could be officially lifted. Water samples were collected for bacteriological testing on Saturday and Sunday morning, both yielding negative results.
Following a water main break on April 23, in the Los Altos/Monterey Hills area, the City initiated a Boil Water Order for the Bilickie Pressure Zone as a precautionary measure. The break occurred at 1927 Via Del Rey, between Los Alisos and La Terraza. Staff responded immediately and isolated the break by 8:45 p.m. Eight service connections were impacted by the temporary shutdown for the repair. Staff worked throughout the night and completed repairs and water was turned back on at 8:00 a.m. Saturday. Before turning water back on, staff flushed the entire Bilicke zone for 2 hours to ensure that the water is clean and safe for drinking at the highest possible standards. Water is disinfected at the source before it is distributed to our residents
through the water mains. To continue to ensure that the City water supply to residents is safest to the highest possible level, staff delivered water quality samples, to the state accredited laboratory for testing. Two consecutive negative test results were required for the order to be lifted.
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MEDIA RELEASE UPDATED: Sunday 4-25-2021
Water Deemed Safe: (From the City of South Pasadena)
Results from water samples collected for bacteriological testing were ALL NEGATIVE confirming that the water is safe to drink.
A second negative result is required by the California State Water Resources Board- Division of Drinking Water before the order can be officially lifted. Those samples have been delivered today (Sunday) and results are expected tomorrow (Monday).
Due to the recent water main break that occurred on April 23, 2021, the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, the Los Angeles County Health Department, and the City of South Pasadena Water Division are advising residents of South Pasadena to only use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution to avoid stomach or intestinal illness. The affected area includes: Bilicke Pressure Zone.
As a precautionary measure the City has initiated a Boil Water Order. To ensure that the water City supply to residents is safest to the highest possible level, staff has taken water quality samples, which have been delivered to the state accredited laboratory for testing. Staff anticipates the results sometime tomorrow (Sunday).
We will inform you as soon as we obtain lab test and will advise you when we are certain that your water is safe to drink from your tap. We anticipate resolving the problem within 24hours. You are encouraged to check our website at www.southpasadenaca.gov to receive updates.
If you have questions about other uses of tap water, such as bathing and dish washing, please call your water system or read this guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/drinking/drinking-water-advisories/boil-water-advisory.html
For more information, call:
• Water Utility contact: Anteneh Tesfaye, Water Operations Manager, (626) 460-6393, 1414 Mission Street South Pasadena, CA 91030
• State Water Resources Control Board District Office: (818) 551-2048
• Local Environmental Health Jurisdiction: Los Angeles County at (213) 974-1234