MONTEREY, Calif. (KION)
UPDATE 7/9/2020 4 p.m. A representative from Cal Am said a boil water notice in Monterey is now expected to be lifted by early Saturday.
They said repairs were finished around 5 a.m. Thursday and pipes were pressurized, but they are now waiting for two rounds of bacteria samples to come back.
PREVIOUS STORY: The City of Monterey is asking part of the city to boil their water before drinking or preparing food to avoid illness.
The highlighted area on the map is the affected area due to a main break that happened near Aquajito Road in the evening hours of July 7, 2020.
The State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, the Monterey County Health Department, and the Cal Am are advising residents in the affected area to only use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution to avoid stomach or intestinal illness.
The water is safe for bathing and hand washing.
Affected areas include Aguajito Oaks, Aguajito Road, Del Monte, Deer Flats, Fisherman's Flatts, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey Peninsula College, La Mesa, the Fairgrounds, Oak Grove and Sylvan-Castro.
Authorities will inform the public when tests show the water is safe to
drink again without boiling.
The problem is expected to be resolved by the end on July 10, 2020.