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Pilot Station Under Boil Water Notice

Feb 26, 2021

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Pilot Station is under a boil water notice. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conversation issued the public health advisory to the lower Yukon River community on Feb. 25, when it received an alert that the public water system had dropped below 20 PSI on Feb. 24.

The notice advises Pilot Station residents to boil their water for two minutes and let it cool before using it for “drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing hands, food preparation, and hand washing until further notice.” Boiling the water will kill potential bacteria, like E. coli, as well as other organisms that could be in the water.

The state emphasized that the advisory is not being issued because of the COVID-19 pandemic.