Myrtle Creek tap water unsafe to use

May 27, 2019

Residents of Myrtle Creek are being advised not to use tap water for any purpose until further notice.

“The drinking water is unsafe because of a certain chemical threat as of 10:00 a.m. May 27,” read an advisory from the City of Myrtle Creek.

Myrtle Creek City Recorder Josh Norton said several water customers reported a “diesel-like” substance in their tap water Monday morning.

The city sent out a reverse 911 call to alert people of the issue.

Crews are working to identify the source of the problem, Norton said. The city doesn’t have a timeline, but will provide additional information when it is known.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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