Boil-water order lifted in Athena

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ATHENA — A boil-water order has been lifted for those on the city’s water system, according to an email from the city shop today.

The order resulted from a contractor for a state project who failed to close a connection to the city’s water line and opening a main water pipe, Counselor of Public Works Carol Speed said after the problem surfaced.

Water spewed on Main Street on Thursday afternoon and the city water system saw a significant drop in pressure. Oregon requires a boil-water order and testing as a precaution whenever there is a significant drop in pressure.

The boil-water order went into effect Friday around noon.

Results from the first water tests came back on Saturday with no E. coli.

City crews then treated the entire system as a precautionary measure.

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