205 W 5th Ave
Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887
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Kittitas (pronounced 'KITT-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
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The Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD) has issued a boil water order for Millpond in Ellensburg. The boil water order is effective immediately and will remain in effect until KCPHD releases the order.
When there is a boil water order, everyone in the affected area is asked to bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute and then let the water cool before using. To avoid possible illness, use boiled or purchased bottled water for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, handwashing, and food preparation until further notice.
KCPHD will be working with Millpond to address the order. The order is a result of potential sewage seepage within the facility’s drinking water system. The order does not affect any water systems beyond the Millpond location. Millpond will be sampling water today in order to address concerns of contamination.
According to the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) if the drinking water supply becomes contaminated, many people can become seriously ill. KCPHD will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates. For more information about drinking water safety, please visit DOH’s Drinking Water Alerts website at www.doh.wa.gov.
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
Kasey Knutson, Public Information Officer, 509-962-7515
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.