The Paradise Irrigation District advises bottled water for residents of the ridge. PID officials said Thursday that water samples have been taken to a state certified laboratory to be tested by for possible contaminants. Officials say the tests can take up to two weeks to receive results. According to a press release from the Paradise Irrigation District, until those results come back the PID is asking residents to drink bottled water and not to drink the tap water. They say to use the bottled water for all drinking, food preparation, making ice, and for brushing teeth. Officials say because of the nature of the potential water contamination, boiling or disinfecting the water will not make it safe to drink.
They also say to:
*Limit the use of hot water
*Limit shower time and to use lukewarm water and NOT to take baths
*Do not use hot tubs or swimming pools
*Use a dishwasher to wash dishes and use air dry setting
*Wash clothing in cold water
They also ask customers to promptly report any noticeable odors in the water to call, 877-4971.