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Boil water advisory lifted for Tigard water customers

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The City of Tigard announced Thursday morning that it has lifted a boil water advisory that was in effect for all Tigard Water Service area customers.

The city announced on its website that as of 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Tigard water customers no longer need to boil their water.

Test results released Thanksgiving morning showed no signs of bacterial contamination, according to the city's website. Tigard tap water is now safe to drink, the website stated.

The city issued a boil water advisory Wednesday after two routine water samples collected earlier in the week showed possible bacterial contamination. Follow-up samples collected on Tuesday also tested positive, city officials said. The positive tests indicated the drinking water may have been contaminated with human or animal waste, city officials said.

The boil water advisory prompted dozens of customers to stock up on bottled water at area grocery stores the day before Thanksgiving. 

"Bad timing. That's what went through my head. Bad timing," said customer Lance Grow on Wednesday night. "We've got little kids in the house, too, and have got a lot of people coming over so we've got to be careful."

About 57,000 customers were affected by the boil water advisory.

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