September 9, 2014 EVENING UPDATE.
After a second round of testing water City
wide, Brainerd Public Utilities and Minnesota Department of Health have
determined our water system is once again safe. The current boil order has
been lifted, and we have started advising customers that they can once again
drink and cook with the City's water supply. However, chlorination will
September 9, 2014 AM UPDATE.
It was decided at the special commission meeting yesterday
that we will chlorinate the water for a month, and possibly longer, depending on
when water tower repair is done.
There were 40 water tests taken yesterday and if they all come
back negative, the boil order will be taken away. It will not be known
until approximately 8:00 pm tonight on the tests.
Permanent chlorination will begin to be discussed at the
September Commission meeting.
There are reports that our water system has E Coli in it.
Those reports are false. There was only one positive test for total Coliform, which is an indicator for possible contamination which was NOT found.
Brainerd Public Utilities is adding chlorine to disinfect the
be the health effects? The
chlorination of the system is not an emergency. Consumers with health
concerns related to chlorine in drinking water may choose to use bottled water
or a safe alternative source during this period.
We will be
adding chlorine to the system starting on Saturday, September 6, 2014. The
addition of chlorine to disinfect the water may react with iron and/or manganese
that may be deposited in the water mains, breaking it loose and causing some
temporary discoloration of the water. This could cause a black or
reddish-brown color, but it does not present a health threat.
may want to let the water run for a few minutes to flush plumbing of discolored
water before using it for cooking or laundry. Fish tanks and bait shops
should not use chlorinated water in the tanks.
will be flushing the water system starting on Sunday, September 7th.
information, please see our website at www.bpu.org or refer to
for factsheets on Drinking Water Advisories. General guidelines regarding water
quality safety are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at
This Notice is being sent to
you by Brainerd Public Utilities. Water System ID #1180002.
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