OYSTERVILLE — The Washington State Department of Health gave the Oysterville water system permission to rescind a boil-water advisory as of Thursday, Aug. 18. 

         “The system has been thoroughly disinfected, and two sets of samples analyzed for coliform bacteria have all met safe drinking water standards,” according to Carolyn Cox of DOH. “This means customers of the Oysterville water system no longer need to boil their tap water.”

         Because the source of the E. coli bacteria was not firmly established, the state health department will likely be requiring the water system to increase its monitoring for coliform bacteria. 

         “Our Southwest Regional Office staff will meet tomorrow (Aug. 19) to discuss findings from our inspection of the water system and next steps,” Cox said. “We will work closely with the owner to monitor the community’s water and resolve any issues that are identified.”

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