Precautionary Boil Advisory Issued in Anchorage

    The Anchorage Water & Wastewater headquarters.

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - Anchorage Municipal Manager Bill Falsey said the city’s water system is fully operational, even though a precautionary boil advisory is in effect as repairs continue after the earthquake.

    Officials in Anchorage are saying that even though the water in the city is clean enough to drink an advisory to boil is advised as an extra safeguard.

    According to KTVA, Anchorage Municipal Manager Bill Falsey said the city’s water system is fully operational, even though a precautionary boil advisory is in effect as repairs continue after the earthquake.

    Otto Feather, the Mat-Su Borough's director of emergency services, said that officials were aware some borough residents were getting "gray water" out of wells stirred up by the quake.

    So far, he said, the borough's recommendations were simply to boil water before consuming it and buy filters from home-improvement stores like Home Depot or Lowe's.

    "I think people will go through quite a few of those before they’re done," Feather said. "The great thing about the Valley is that we’ve got a lot of really sturdy folks."

    For those who are on wells in Anchorage, Falsey said that at this point there haven't been a lot of reports of significant disruptions to them.

     

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