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Boil water notice in Arvin lifted

Water tested, cleared by Cal Water; boil water advisory canceled
Posted at 2:25 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 21:22:42-05

ARVIN, Calif. — UPDATE: A boil order remains in effect in Arvin and may last through the weekend. According to the Kern County Health Department, they were forced to close 65 food establishments in the city as a result of the boil notice.

The Arvin Community Service District has issued a boil water notice due to mechanical failures at two of its three active wells.

The district said the failures have caused a significant drop in water pressure in the district’s water system. The District is advising customers to only use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution. They also suggest customers reduce and/or minimize water use to assist with the water pressure issue.

District General Manager Raul Barraza, Jr. said that the district has contractors working on both wells and hopes to have one or both wells back online as soon as possible. The district said customers should continue to boil water even after pressure is restored until they are informed by the district that they no longer need to boil water.