By Associated Press - Wednesday, January 22, 2020

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) - A boil water advisory has been lifted for water customers in Hood River, Oregon, after “potentially harmful bacteria” was found in the supply Sunday evening.

The advisory was lifted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday after test results confirmed no evidence of harmful bacteria in the water system, Hood River police said.

Officials had said a loss of water pressure in the distribution system caused the potential for bacteria to infiltrate the supply and could have caused sickness for those with weakened immune systems.

Customers may see sediment that was scoured from water lines because of higher than normal velocities in the pipes in the last few days, police said. People are encouraged to run the water until the sediment is removed, discard any ice that was in ice machines, change water filters and clean and sanitize any other appliances that use water.

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