PI water is not usually treated and tested. In the past, the Water Department has attempted to combat other species, such as Corbicua fluminea (Asian clam), with chlorine. Due to the quality of the PI water, the chlorine was ineffective. The City was advised to try a copper-sodium liquid solution to help treat the PI water. Crews will diligently conduct water sampling and testing throughout the next few weeks to measure the effectiveness of the solution. Even with the treatment, there is always a high chance of bacteria. The treatment will not get the PI water to the level and standard of culinary drinking water. This water was never meant to be consumed or played in.
Residents are asked to continue being cautious while using PI water.
- Do not drink pressurized irrigation (PI) water (this includes pets).
- Do not play in PI water.
- Irrigation water should not be used for bounce houses, pools, slip-n-slides, etc.
- Be cautious with uncooked produce from your garden. It is recommended by the CDC that you do not consume UNCOOKED produce from your personal garden at this time.
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