Boil Water Advisory Lifted

Published on August 03, 2021

Map of Juanita where water main break is located

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UPDATE 8/5/21 2:32 PM

The City of Kirkland worked with the WA State Department of Health to lift the boil water advisory that has been in place since approximately 4:30 p.m. on August 3, 2021 for neighborhoods north of NE 85th St., south of NE 124th St., and west of I-405.  Water samples have been tested and showed no indication of contamination.

What to do after a boil water advisory is lifted:

  • Flush the plumbing in your home by running all cold water faucets for at least 5 minutes each. Flushing simply means letting the water run to ensure that there is fresh water flowing through your pipes.
  • Also flush all appliances connected to the water line like icemakers, water softeners, water dispensers for refrigerators, dishwashers, etc.

The boil water advisory was in effect due to a water main break that occurred at about 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3 which caused a loss of pressure in a large portion of Kirkland’s water system. Kirkland staff repaired the water main the evening of August 3.