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Precautionary boil water advisory canceled for some Bakersfield customers

Posted at 12:26 PM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 15:32:17-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The California Water Service says a precautionary boil advisory for select Bakersfield customers has been canceled after a water main leak.

On Tuesday, select customers were advised to use boiled water for drinking and cooking after a water main leak exposed a sewer main. Cal Water says results from a water quality test confirmed that it is no longer necessary for customers to boil their water.

In a statement sent to 23ABC, the company said:

Protecting our customers’ health and safety is our highest priority, and we issued this advisory out of an abundance of caution until water quality testing could be completed.

Cal Water says if you used bottled water during this advisory, you may bring your receipts to our Customer Center at 3725 South H Street or mail them to the same address to the attention of Kim Mygatt.