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City of Ventura advising residents to boil water before using due to Thomas fire

Posted: 3:45 PM, Dec 05, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-05 23:45:43Z

The City of Ventura has advised residents to boil water before cooking or drinking. 

Failing to boil water before using could result in intestinal or stomach illness. 

The city of Ventura sent out a press release stating, "Due to the recent Thomas Fire and power outages, the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, in conjunction with Ventura Water, are advising residents of Ventura located North of Poli Street and Foothill Road to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution."

The city of Ventura advises to boil for at least one minute, let it cool down before using. 

If you have bottled water, they advise using that instead. 

"Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking and food preparation until further notice. Boiling water is the preferred treatment method to assure that the water is safe to drink in these areas," stated by The City of Ventura.

Ventura city officials will inform residents when tests show that the water is safe to drive and will no longer need to be boiled.