VIDEO: Water not drinkable, usable in parts of Alameda for next 48 hours

 

ALAMEDA (KRON) — Water is not drinkable at Alameda Point in Alameda on Tuesday night, officials said.

The city is urging Alameda Point residents not to drink water from faucets and not to use tap water to brush their teeth, wash dishes, cook, or use on pets.

The water is not affected anywhere else in Alameda.

On Tuesday, officials with the East Bay Municipal Utility District responded to water quality tests that did not match the water quality profile of EBMUD’s water as provided to the Alameda Point system, an EBMUD statement said.

Crews are currently “flushing” to restore the water quality.

EBMUD officials said they are working to identify the source of the problem, but “it most likely due to a cross connection between a potable drinking water line and a non-potable irrigation line.”

At 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, officials said the water quality is improving, however, people should still not drink it.

The alert is in effect for the next 48 hours, or until you receive an alert from the city.

City staff is providing bottled water, which can be picked up at the Alameda Point Collaborative office, located at 677 W. Ranger Avenue.

The water will be left outside and can be picked up 24 hours a day, officials said.

Only those affected can get the water.

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