BREAKING: Some Sacramento Residents Warned Not To Drink Tap Water
An unknown substance has been added to the drinking supply by the city of Sacramento.
By JJ Pellini on October 18, 2017
Residents in a north Sacramento neighborhood woke up with notices on their doors this morning advising them not to use the tap water for drinking or cooking until further notice – that an unknown substance has been added to the drinking supply by the city of Sacramento.
The area affected includes several block between Main Avenue, Norwood Avenue, Pell Drive and Interstate 80.
CBS13 is reporting workers were going door-to-door with “Unsafe Water Alert” fliers, alerting residents of an unknown substance in the water causing a purple discoloration, and advising people to not try and treat the water themselves by boiling, filtering, freezing or adding chlorine.
Bottled water is being distributed to students and staff at Robla school district, which is in the affected boundry.
City of Sacramento reportedly expect to know by 4:30 p.m. if the contamination poses a health risk.
"Do Not Drink" notice has been issued for a small section of the City near Norwood and I-80 in response to reports of discoloration. pic.twitter.com/MEVF9wqsTs
— City of Sacramento (@TheCityofSac) October 18, 2017