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Boil order issued in Albion

Residents in the town of Albion have been advised to boil their drinking water as a health precaution.

State health officials say water pressure was lost after a Friday storm caused a power outage, possibly allowing contaminants into the water system.

The advisory was issued Sunday night for all of the Whitman County town’s 618 residents and may last for several days.

Though water pressure has been restored, the Washington State Department of Health urges Albion residents to heat tap water to a rolling boil for one minute before using it to drink, make ice, brush teeth, prepare food, or wash dishes.


 

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