(SAHUARITA, Ariz) Based on water quality test results, the boil water advisory issued yesterday by Farmers Water Co. to affected customers has been lifted and is no longer in effect. Customers and businesses in the affected area are no longer required to boil water or use bottled water. The advisory only pertained to residents and businesses that are south of Quail Creek and east of the Union Pacific Railroad. The southern extent of the advisory area extends 3 miles south of Madera Canyon Roadincluding the Silver Sky Place neighborhood. Additional information can be found on the Farmers Water Co. website at: https://www.farmerswaterco.com/
According to officials from State and County Departments of Environmental Quality, based on today’s results, provided you have been flushing your toilets and running other faucets, your water is safe. No additional measures need to be taken for water heaters, water softeners, etc. If you have been out of town or not using your water system for more than 24 hours, it is recommended that as a normal course of action, you flush your internal plumbing (suggested cold water for 5 minutes and hot water for 15 minutes).
Out of an abundance of caution it is recommended that old ice cubes be discarded. With respect to pools, check your chlorine levels or consult with your pool maintenance service.
Efforts to date:
Testing: Late today, results were received from an independent laboratory in Tucson that showed that the Farmers Water distribution system in the affected area is clear, with no indication of the E. coli bacteria. As more information is available, it will be posted to the Farmers Water Co. website – https://www.farmerswaterco.com/.
Throughout the day today, Farmers Water continues to chlorinate and flush the affected system and follow all recommended protocols.
Bottled Water Distribution: Today, Farmers Water continued bottled water distribution and an additional 15 pallets of water were provided to affected customers. Water distribution will continue until 7:00 PM this evening. The water distribution site will be open tomorrow, Saturday, July 13 from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM. The pickup location remains at the parking lot of United Community Health Center, 1260 S. Campbell Road, Green Valley AZ 85614 (map).
As warranted, Farmers Water Co. will continue to provide updates. Affected customers should check https://www.farmerswaterco.com/for those updates. Those customers living in the affected area can also call (520) 879-7474 for further information.