Water samples taken on Saturday, June 16 show that Salem's water continues to be safe to drink. Cyanotoxins in the water distribution system continue to be below EPA Health Advisory guidelines. Results from the most recent data is available on the City's website.
The City of Salem extended the drinking water advisory on June 10 for at least two weeks to address concerns about the two-day lag between sampling and receiving test results. By keeping the drinking water advisory in place, the City hopes to reduce confusion by giving residents and water customers the opportunity to review the data and take the precautions they feel necessary for their families and their customers.
Drinking water filling stations are available while the advisory remains in effect. Residents need to bring their own clean and sanitary containers. Please visit our website for the most current times and locations.
Residents with questions regarding City water, or in need of assistance, can contact Salem Public Works at 503-588-6311. For health information during the advisory, please call 2-1-1 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Licensed facilities, including restaurants and public pools, with questions can contact Marion County Environmental Health at 503-588-5346 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The water advisory has impacted many people in Salem and surrounding areas. The City of Salem continues to be thankful for the continued patience and support of the community, partnering agencies, and local volunteer groups.