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Boil, Bottle Water Advisory now lifted for City of Ripon

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Posted at 10:05 AM, Dec 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-02 17:55:28-05

CITY OF RIPON (NBC 26) — UPDATE: The advisory has been lifted. The following is a statement from the city:

As of December 2, 2021, at 4:30 PM, the City of Ripon Boil/Bottle Water Advisory has been lifted.

The Ripon Water Utility, under direction of the DNR, has completed the required water testing to determine the water is safe for consumption.

Residents may return to using water normally. No additional flushing, boiling, or filtering is required at this time.

If you experience water quality issues, such as cloudy or dark water, please flush until clear or contact the utility.

The City of Ripon is under a Boil/Bottle Water Advisory.

The city said Wednesday morning that it may have experienced a loss of water pressure due to a malfunction in the water system’s monitoring devices. When the water pressure drops below a certain point in the distribution system, the city says there is a risk of contamination entering the drinking water.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is requiring a “boil/bottled water” notice to be issued, the city of Ripon said.

The city says ice, food, and any beverages prepared with unsafe water must be discarded. You should boil or use commercially bottled water for drinking, food preparation, and making ice. If you boil water, the water should be heated to a rolling boil for at least ONE minute before use. Ice should be made from boiled or bottled water. Water is safe to use for washing and showering.

The city of Ripon says it's working to correct the problem and will notify the public when the advisory has been lifted. Click here to learn more.