A boil-water advisory has been issued to customers of the Oysterville water system because E. coli bacteria have been detected in the water.
The Department of Health is working closely with the utility to try to find the source of contamination.
Residents are encouraged to boil tap water used for drinking, brushing teeth, food preparation, making ice, and washing dishes. Tap water should be brought to a rolling boil for one minute and allowed to cool before using.
This is the second time E. coli has been confirmed recently in the Oysterville water system. A boil-water advisory was issued July 22 after E. coli bacteria were detected in the water during routine testing. That advisory lasted until Aug. 18.