Boil Water Advisory Lifted

All Water Quality Samples Pass Testing, City Lifts Boil Water Advisory
Posted on 09/20/2022
PULLMAN, WA—The City lifted the boil water advisory on Tuesday after an accredited, independent third-party testing center found all 16 water samples passed total coliform testing and concluded that the water system meets safe standards.

Monday morning, the City’s operations team began extracting water samples to test for total coliform, the presence of which would indicate a potentially compromised water system. The process can take up to 48 hours to get results.

In an abundance of precaution, a boil water advisory was activated by City officials Saturday night following the water main break at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Center Street. Messages were distributed to the Pullman community via social media, the City of Pullman website, media release, and Everbridge, an opt-in emergency alert system operated in cooperation with Whitman County. Several local news media outlets covered the incident.

Public Works staff reported the incident to the Washington State Department of Health Monday and maintained communication with support staff in preparation for any potential threat to public health.

To prepare for a future emergency, the City recommends that the public sign up for Everbridge alerts. The online form and more information can be found at

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