- Associated Press - Sunday, September 17, 2017

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Officials say the water is once again safe to drink in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Alameda.

The State Water Resources Control Board lifted its do-not-drink order for the Alameda Point area late Friday.

Residents were warned Wednesday not to drink from faucets, and not to use tap water to brush teeth, wash dishes, cook or hydrate pets.

Authorities said the alert came following a possible cross-contamination between a potable water drinking line and a non-potable water line used for irrigation.

The San Francisco Chronicle says (https://bit.ly/2xqum74 ) officials advise running faucets for 10 minutes to flush out contaminants before using water.

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