ALAMEDA — A health alert advising people not to drink the water in the Alameda Point area was lifted Friday after state health officials certified the water is safe.
The state water board’s Division of Drinking water gave the OK after testing of public water in the area came back negative for bacteria and other contaminants, Alameda city officials announced late Friday afternoon.
People in 268 homes and 60 businesses in the Alameda Point area, part of the former Alameda Naval Air Station, were advised for 48 hours not to drink the water. The potential problem was caused by the cross-connection of a potable water pipe and a non-potable water line used for outdoor irrigation.
The non-potable water line has been disconnected from pipes that deliver water to faucets and spigots in homes and businesses.
“This water once again matches the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s high-quality water supply consistent with other areas outside of the Alameda Point water system,” city officials said in a statement.
City officials advised residents to run their faucets for 10 minutes to clear stagnant water out of their pipes.
During the 48-hour advisory, residents were advised not to drink water from faucets, and not to use tap water to brush their teeth, wash dishes, cook or hydrate pets.
Bottled water was made available for residents at City Hall West.
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