Update (27 June @ 3:25 PM): The boil water advisory has been lifted.
Due to an unplanned complication that occurred during a project being performed on Fighter Drive, the water line feeding Cherry Hill was damaged and had to be temporarily shut down. As expected, due to the shutdown, water pressure dropped below an acceptable level. As a safety measure and standard practice, a Boil Water Advisory has been issued.
773d CES has assured us that water service and pressure has been restored, and no further outages from the project are expected.
Samples of water will be taken from multiple sources by 673d Bioenvironmental Engineering and submitted to a lab for testing. Test results are typically made available within 24 business hours; however, the advisory will remain in effect until you receive notification from Aurora Military Housing or JBER.
All residents in Cherry Hill are advised to boil water for 1-3 minutes prior to consumption.
BOIL WATER ADVISORY
This Boil Water Advisory (BWA) is a precautionary measure to inform customers of maintenance on the JBER-Elmendorf Public Water System (PWS) AK2211423. A Boil Water Advisory is a public announcement advising water system users that they should boil their tap water for drinking and other domestic purposes. During the time of this BWA the drinking water system will be affected and water should not be considered potable. Water can be used for other purposes such as dishwashing, handwashing, showering, etc., but should not be used for human consumption unless boiled for 1 – 3 minutes. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills most bacteria and other organisms in the water. Harmful microbes in drinking water can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. Inadequate disinfection may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems. The water will be tested for pH, chlorine, and bacteriological contamination. Until the public water system has confirmed no contamination due to the loss of pressure and scheduled maintenance, this notice remains in effect. Results of the bacteriological sampling will not be available for at least 24 hours after submission, at which time this BWA will be lifted or extended as necessary and communicated accordingly. Questions regarding the water quality should be directed to Aurora Housing who will coordinate with 673d Bioenvironmental Engineering, 773d CES Utilities Systems, and/or 673d CES. Kind Regards,
Aurora Housing Management