Wasilla water safe to drink, Anchorage residents asked to boil as a precaution

Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility is recommending that residents boil water before drinking as a precaution today, said Sandy Baker, public outreach coordinator in an email.

“There is no reason to believe the water is not currently safe, but err on the side of caution,” she said.

The utility is responding to multiple line breaks, she said. They have to finish inspecting all of the water facilities before they can declare the water is safe to drink.

“Our system has remained pressurized except for isolated areas we are in the process of identifying," AWWU said in a public statement. “If you have pressure to your home, you should be fine.

“We have no plans to shut down the entire water system,” AWWU said.

In Wasilla, water has been tested and is safe, said Mayor Bert Cottle.

“It’s going to be a little brown for the next few days, but it is safe to drink,” he said.


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