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June 23 Drinking Water Advisory Update - 06/23/18

Salem, Ore. – Water samples taken on Thursday, June 21 show cyanotoxins in the drinking water distribution system are below EPA Health Advisory guidelines. Results from the most recent data will be available on the City’s website at www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-quality-test-data.aspx.

We are still learning about how changing conditions at Detroit Reservoir may impact the cyanotoxin levels in our drinking water. As we learn more, we are refining our approaches to ensuring safe water and detecting toxins earlier.

Earlier this week we were reminded of the impact of ever-changing conditions within our current water source when we saw one day of test results above EPA guidelines for vulnerable populations after 11 days of clean sampling, and then on the next day levels dropped significantly below advisory guidelines.

The City of Salem extended the drinking water advisory on June 10 for at least two weeks to address concerns about the two-day lag between sampling and receiving test results. By keeping the drinking water advisory in place, the City hopes to reduce confusion by giving residents and water customers the opportunity to review the data and take the precautions they feel necessary for their families and their customers.

Drinking water filling stations are available while the advisory remains in effect. Residents need to bring their own clean and sanitary containers. Please visit www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-advisory.aspx for the most current times and locations.
Residents with questions regarding City water, or in need of assistance, can contact Salem Public Works at 503-588-6311. For health information during the advisory, please call 2-1-1 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Licensed facilities, including restaurants and public pools, with questions can contact Marion County Environmental Health at 503-588-5346 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The water advisory has impacted many people in Salem and surrounding areas. The City of Salem continues to be thankful for the continued patience and support of the community, partnering agencies, and local volunteer groups.  

Additional information will continue to be distributed through the City’s social media accounts and website www.cityofsalem.net.

 

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Actualización del aviso de agua de la Ciudad de Salem 23 de junio, 2018

Salem, Ore. — Los resultados de la muestra de agua tomadas jueves, 21 de junio índico que los niveles de cyanotoxins (toxinas) de la agua para beber esta debajo de la directiva del EPA. La Ciudad continúa proporcionando los resultados del agua en la página web de la Ciudad cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-quality-test-data.aspx.

Todavía estamos aprendiendo sobre como las condiciones que cambian en Detroit Reservoir pueden impactar los niveles de los cyanotoxins en nuestra agua de beber. Mientras aprendemos más, estamos refinando nuestros aproches para asegurar la salud del agua y detectar toxinas más temprano.

A principios de esta semana, fuimos recordados sobre el impacto del cambio continuo de las condiciones dentro nuestra fuente de agua cuando vimos un día de resultados arriba de la directiva del EPA para poblaciones vulnerables después de 11 días de agua limpia y el día siguiente los niveles bajaron significantemente abajo de la directiva del aviso.

El 10 de junio la Ciudad de Salem extendió el aviso de agua por lo menos de dos semanas más para afrontar las preocupaciones sobre los dos días cuando las muestras son tomadas y los resultados recibidos.  En manteniendo el aviso de agua en su lugar, La Ciudad espera reducir confusión en dar a los residentes y los clientes de agua la oportunidad en revisar los datos y tomar las precauciones que ellos sienten es necesario para sus familias y clientes.

Estaciones de agua están disponibles mientras que el aviso de agua continúa, por favor vengan preparados con sus propios contenedores sanitarios.  Por favor visite nuestra página web (cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-advisory.aspx) para los horarios y ubicaciones más actuales.

Los residentes que necesiten asistencia o tienen preguntas pueden ponerse en contacto con la Ciudad de Salem Public Works al 503-588-6311. Para obtener información médica durante el aviso, llama al 211 de 8 a.m. a 6 p.m. Los comercios de licencia, incluyendo restaurantes y piscinas públicas pueden ponerse en contacto con Marion County Environmental Health (Salud Ambiental del Condado de Marion) al 503-588-5346 lunes a viernes, 8 a.m. a 5 p.m.

El aviso del agua ha impactado a muchas personas en Salem y en las áreas cercanas. La Ciudad de Salem continúa ser agradecido por su paciencia y el apoyo de la comunidad, las agencias asociadas, y grupos de voluntarios locales.

Información adicional continuará siendo disponible en nuestras en nuestras redes sociales y página web (www.cityofsalem.net).

June 22 Drinking Water Advisory Update - 06/22/18

Salem, Ore. Water samples taken on Wednesday, June 20 show cyanotoxins in the drinking water distribution system are below EPA Health Advisory guidelines.  Results from the most recent data will be available on the City’s website at www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-quality-test-data.aspx.

Salem’s Drinking Water Advisory applies to vulnerable populations including:

  • Children under the age of six
  • People with compromised immune systems or pre-existing liver conditions
  • People receiving dialysis treatment, or other sensitive populations
  • The elderly
  • Pregnant women or nursing mothers
  • Pets

We are still learning about how changing conditions at Detroit Reservoir may impact the cyanotoxin levels in our drinking water. As we learn more, we are refining our approaches to ensuring safe water and detecting toxins earlier. 

Earlier this week we were reminded of the impact of ever-changing conditions within our current water source when we saw one day of test results above EPA guidelines for vulnerable populations after 11 days of clean sampling, and then on the next day levels dropped significantly below advisory guidelines.

The City of Salem extended the drinking water advisory on June 10 for at least two weeks to address concerns about the two-day lag between sampling and receiving test results. By keeping the drinking water advisory in place, the City hopes to reduce confusion by giving residents and water customers the opportunity to review the data and take the precautions they feel necessary for their families and their customers. 

Drinking water filling stations are available while the advisory remains in effect. Residents need to bring their own clean and sanitary containers. Please visit www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-advisory.aspx for the most current times and locations. 

Residents with questions regarding City water, or in need of assistance, can contact Salem Public Works at 503-588-6311. For health information during the advisory, please call 2-1-1 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Licensed facilities, including restaurants and public pools, with questions can contact Marion County Environmental Health at 503-588-5346 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The water advisory has impacted many people in Salem and surrounding areas. The City of Salem continues to be thankful for the continued patience and support of the community, partnering agencies, and local volunteer groups.  

Additional information will continue to be distributed through the City’s social media accounts and website www.cityofsalem.net.

 

Actualización del aviso de agua de la Ciudad de Salem 22 de junio, 2018

Salem, Ore. — Los resultados de la muestra de agua recibidos miércoles, 20 de junio índico que los niveles de cyanotoxins de la agua para beber esta debajo de la directiva del EPA. La Ciudad continúa proporcionando los resultados del agua en la página web de la Ciudad cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-quality-test-data.aspx.

El aviso del agua para beber para la población vulnerable continua para los siguientes:

• Niños menores de seis años

• Personas con un sistema inmunitario comprometido o con condiciones hepáticas preexistentes

• Personas que reciben tratamiento de diálisis u otras poblaciones sensibles

• Los ancianos

• Mujeres embarazadas o madres lactantes

• Mascotas

Todavía estamos aprendiendo sobre como las condiciones que cambian en Detroit Reservoir pueden impactar los niveles de los cyanotoxins en nuestra agua de beber. Mientras aprendemos más, estamos refinando nuestros aproches para asegurar la salud del agua y detectar toxinas más temprano. 

A principios de esta semana, fuimos recordados sobre el impacto del cambio continuo de las condiciones dentro nuestra fuente de agua cuando vimos un día de resultados arriba de la directiva del EPA para poblaciones vulnerables después de 11 días de agua limpia y el día siguiente los niveles bajaron significantemente abajo de la directiva del aviso. 

El 10 de junio la Ciudad de Salem extendió el aviso de agua por lo menos de dos semanas más para afrontar las preocupaciones sobre los dos días cuando las muestras son tomadas y los resultados recibidos.  En manteniendo el aviso de agua en su lugar, La Ciudad espera reducir confusión en dar a los residentes y los clientes de agua la oportunidad en revisar los datos y tomar las precauciones que ellos sienten es necesario para sus familias y clientes.

Estaciones de agua están disponibles mientras que el aviso de agua continúa, por favor vengan preparados con sus propios contenedores sanitarios.  Por favor visite nuestra página web (cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-advisory.aspx) para los horarios y ubicaciones más actuales.

Los residentes que necesiten asistencia o tienen preguntas pueden ponerse en contacto con la Ciudad de Salem Public Works al 503-588-6311. Para obtener información médica durante el aviso, llama al 211 de 8 a.m. a 6 p.m. Los comercios de licencia, incluyendo restaurantes y piscinas públicas pueden ponerse en contacto con Marion County Environmental Health (Salud Ambiental del Condado de Marion) al 503-588-5346 lunes a viernes, 8 a.m. a 5 p.m.

El aviso del agua ha impactado a muchas personas en Salem y en las áreas cercanas. La Ciudad de Salem continúa ser agradecido por su paciencia y el apoyo de la comunidad, las agencias asociadas, y grupos de voluntarios locales.

Información adicional continuará siendo disponible en nuestras en nuestras redes sociales y página web (www.cityofsalem.net).

June 21 Drinking Water Advisory Update - 06/21/18

Salem, Ore. Water samples taken on Tuesday, June 19 show cyanotoxins in the drinking water distribution system are below EPA Health Advisory guidelines.  However, water samples taken on Monday, June 18 show cyanotoxins in the water distribution system are above EPA’s Health Advisory guidelines for vulnerable populations.  Results from the most recent data will be available on the City’s website at www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-quality-test-data.aspx.

Salem’s Drinking Water Advisory applies to vulnerable populations including:

  • Children under the age of six
  • People with compromised immune systems or pre-existing liver conditions
  • People receiving dialysis treatment, or other sensitive populations
  • The elderly
  • Pregnant women or nursing mothers
  • Pets

The City of Salem extended the drinking water advisory on June 10 for at least two weeks to address concerns about the two-day lag between sampling and receiving test results. By keeping the drinking water advisory in place, the City hopes to reduce confusion by giving residents and water customers the opportunity to review the data and take the precautions they feel necessary for their families and their customers.

Drinking water filling stations are available while the advisory remains in effect. Residents need to bring their own clean and sanitary containers. Please visit www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-advisory.aspx for the most current times and locations.

Residents with questions regarding City water, or in need of assistance, can contact Salem Public Works at 503-588-6311. For health information during the advisory, please call 2-1-1 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Licensed facilities, including restaurants and public pools, with questions can contact Marion County Environmental Health at 503-588-5346 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The water advisory has impacted many people in Salem and surrounding areas. The City of Salem continues to be thankful for the continued patience and support of the community, partnering agencies, and local volunteer groups.  

Additional information will continue to be distributed through the City’s social media accounts and website (www.cityofsalem.net).

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Actualización del aviso de agua de la Ciudad de Salem 21 de junio, 2018

Salem, Ore. — Los resultados de la muestra de agua recibidos martes, 19 de junio índico que el agua continúa ser seguro para beber. La presencia de cyanotoxins (toxinas) en el sistema de distribución de agua continúa estar a un nivel por debajo de la directiva del EPA. Aunque los resultados de las muestras tomadas lunes 18 de junio indican que el nivel de cyanotoxins (toxinas) está arriba del directica del EPA para población vulnerable. La Ciudad continúa proporcionando los resultados del agua en la página web cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-quality-test-data.aspx.

El aviso del agua para beber para la población vulnerable continua para los siguientes:

  • Niños menores de seis años
    • Personas con un sistema inmunitario comprometido o con condiciones hepáticas preexistentes
  • Personas que reciben tratamiento de diálisis u otras poblaciones sensibles
  • Los ancianos
  • Mujeres embarazadas o madres lactantes
  • Mascotas

El 10 de junio la Ciudad de Salem extendió el aviso de agua por lo menos de dos semanas más para afrontar las preocupaciones sobre los dos días cuando las muestras son tomadas y los resultados recibidos.  En manteniendo el aviso de agua en su lugar, La Ciudad espera reducir confusión en dar a los residentes y los clientes de agua la oportunidad en revisar los datos y tomar las precauciones que ellos sienten es necesario para sus familias y clientes.

Estaciones de agua están disponibles mientras que el aviso de agua continúa, por favor vengan preparados con sus propios contenedores sanitarios.  Por favor visite nuestra página web (cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-advisory.aspx) para los horarios y ubicaciones más actuales.

Los residentes que necesiten asistencia o tienen preguntas pueden ponerse en contacto con la Ciudad de Salem Public Works al 503-588-6311. Para obtener información médica durante el aviso, llama al 211 de 8 a.m. a 6 p.m. Los comercios de licencia, incluyendo restaurantes y piscinas públicas pueden ponerse en contacto con Marion County Environmental Health (Salud Ambiental del Condado de Marion) al 503-588-5346 lunes a viernes, 8 a.m. a 5 p.m.

El aviso del agua ha impactado a muchas personas en Salem y en las áreas cercanas. La Ciudad de Salem continúa ser agradecido por su paciencia y el apoyo de la comunidad, las agencias asociadas, y grupos de voluntarios locales.

Información adicional continuará siendo disponible en nuestras en nuestras redes sociales y página web (www.cityofsalem.net).

 

June 20 Drinking Water Advisory Update - 06/20/18

Salem, Ore. Water samples taken on Sunday, June 17 show cyanotoxins in the drinking water distribution system continue to be below EPA Health Advisory guidelines. However, water samples taken on Monday, June 18 show cyanotoxins in the water distribution system are above EPA’s Health Advisory guidelines for vulnerable populations.  Results from the most recent data will be available on the City’s website at www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-quality-test-data.aspx.

Salem’s Drinking Water Advisory applies to vulnerable populations including:

  • Children under the age of six
  • People with compromised immune systems or pre-existing liver conditions
  • People receiving dialysis treatment, or other sensitive populations
  • The elderly
  • Pregnant women or nursing mothers
  • Pets

The City of Salem extended the drinking water advisory on June 10 for at least two weeks to address concerns about the two-day lag between sampling and receiving test results. By keeping the drinking water advisory in place, the City hopes to reduce confusion by giving residents and water customers the opportunity to review the data and take the precautions they feel necessary for their families and their customers. 

Drinking water filling stations are available while the advisory remains in effect. Residents need to bring their own clean and sanitary containers. Please visit www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-advisory.aspx for the most current times and locations. 

Residents with questions regarding City water, or in need of assistance, can contact Salem Public Works at 503-588-6311. For health information during the advisory, please call 2-1-1 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Licensed facilities, including restaurants and public pools, with questions can contact Marion County Environmental Health at 503-588-5346 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The water advisory has impacted many people in Salem and surrounding areas. The City of Salem continues to be thankful for the continued patience and support of the community, partnering agencies, and local volunteer groups.  

Additional information will continue to be distributed through the City’s social media accounts and website (www.cityofsalem.net).

 

Actualización del aviso de agua de la Ciudad de Salem 20 de junio, 2018

Salem, Ore. — Los resultados de la muestra de agua recibidos domingo, 17 de junio índico que el agua continúa ser seguro para beber. La presencia de cyanotoxins (toxinas) en el sistema de distribución de agua continúa estar a un nivel por debajo de la directiva del EPA. Aunque los resultados de las muestras tomadas lunes 18 de junio indican que el nivel de cyanotoxins (toxinas) está arriba del directica del EPA para población vulnerable. La Ciudad continúa proporcionando los resultados del agua en la página web cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-quality-test-data.aspx.

El aviso del agua para beber para la población vulnerable continua para los siguientes:

• Niños menores de seis años

       • Personas con un sistema inmunitario comprometido o con condiciones hepáticas preexistentes

• Personas que reciben tratamiento de diálisis u otras poblaciones sensibles

• Los ancianos

• Mujeres embarazadas o madres lactantes

• Mascotas

El 10 de junio la Ciudad de Salem extendió el aviso de agua por lo menos de dos semanas más para afrontar las preocupaciones sobre los dos días cuando las muestras son tomadas y los resultados recibidos.  En manteniendo el aviso de agua en su lugar, La Ciudad espera reducir confusión en dar a los residentes y los clientes de agua la oportunidad en revisar los datos y tomar las precauciones que ellos sienten es necesario para sus familias y clientes.

Estaciones de agua están disponibles mientras que el aviso de agua continúa, por favor vengan preparados con sus propios contenedores sanitarios.  Por favor visite nuestra página web (cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-advisory.aspx) para los horarios y ubicaciones más actuales.

Los residentes que necesiten asistencia o tienen preguntas pueden ponerse en contacto con la Ciudad de Salem Public Works al 503-588-6311. Para obtener información médica durante el aviso, llama al 211 de 8 a.m. a 6 p.m. Los comercios de licencia, incluyendo restaurantes y piscinas públicas pueden ponerse en contacto con Marion County Environmental Health (Salud Ambiental del Condado de Marion) al 503-588-5346 lunes a viernes, 8 a.m. a 5 p.m.

El aviso del agua ha impactado a muchas personas en Salem y en las áreas cercanas. La Ciudad de Salem continúa ser agradecido por su paciencia y el apoyo de la comunidad, las agencias asociadas, y grupos de voluntarios locales.

Información adicional continuará siendo disponible en nuestras en nuestras redes sociales y página web (www.cityofsalem.net).

June 19 Drinking Water Advisory Update - 06/19/18

Salem, Ore. Water samples taken on Saturday, June 16 show that Salem’s water continues to be safe to drink. Cyanotoxins in the water distribution system continue to be below EPA Health Advisory guidelines. Results from the most recent data will be available on the City’s website at cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-quality-test-data.aspx.

The City of Salem extended the drinking water advisory on June 10 for at least two weeks to address concerns about the two-day lag between sampling and receiving test results. By keeping the drinking water advisory in place, the City hopes to reduce confusion by giving residents and water customers the opportunity to review the data and take the precautions they feel necessary for their families and their customers. 

Drinking water filling stations are available while the advisory remains in effect. Residents need to bring their own clean and sanitary containers. Please visit cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-advisory.aspx for the most current times and locations. 

Residents with questions regarding City water, or in need of assistance, can contact Salem Public Works at 503-588-6311. For health information during the advisory, please call 2-1-1 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Licensed facilities, including restaurants and public pools, with questions can contact Marion County Environmental Health at 503-588-5346 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The water advisory has impacted many people in Salem and surrounding areas. The City of Salem continues to be thankful for the continued patience and support of the community, partnering agencies, and local volunteer groups.  

Additional information will continue to be distributed through the City’s social media accounts and website (www.cityofsalem.net).

 

Actualización del aviso de agua de la Ciudad de Salem 19 de junio, 2018

Salem, Ore. — Los resultados de la muestra de agua recibida sábado, 16 de junio índico que el agua continúa ser seguro para beber. La presencia de cyanotoxins (toxinas) en el sistema de distribución de agua continúa estar a un nivel por debajo de la directiva del EPA. Datos de los resultados de las muestras tomadas sábado 16 de junio serán disponible martes 19 de junio. La Ciudad continúa proporcionando los reclutados del agua en la página web cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-quality-test-data.aspx.

El 10 de junio la Ciudad de Salem extendió el aviso de agua por lo menos de dos semanas más para afrontar las preocupaciones sobre los dos días cuando las muestras son tomadas y los resultados recibidos.  En manteniendo el aviso de agua en su lugar, La Ciudad espera reducir confusión en dar a los residentes y los clientes de agua la oportunidad en revisar los datos y tomar las precauciones que ellos sienten es necesario para sus familias y clientes.

Estaciones de agua están disponibles mientras que el aviso de agua continúa, por favor vengan preparados con sus propios contenedores sanitarios  Por favor visite nuestra página web (cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-advisory.aspx) para los horarios y ubicaciones más actuales.

Los residentes que necesiten asistencia o tienen preguntas pueden ponerse en contacto con la Ciudad de Salem Public Works al 503-588-6311. Para obtener información médica durante el aviso, llama al 211 de 8 a.m. a 6 p.m. Los comercios de licencia, incluyendo restaurantes y piscinas públicas pueden ponerse en contacto con Marion County Environmental Health (Salud Ambiental del Condado de Marion) al 503-588-5346 lunes a viernes, 8 a.m. a 5 p.m.

El aviso del agua ha impactado a muchas personas en Salem y en las áreas cercanas. La Ciudad de Salem continúa ser agradecido por su paciencia y el apoyo de la comunidad, las agencias asociadas, y grupos de voluntarios locales.

Información adicional continuará siendo disponible en nuestras en nuestras redes sociales y página web (www.cityofsalem.net).

City of Salem June 18 Drinking Water Advisory Update - 06/18/18

Salem, Ore. —Water samples taken on Friday, June 15 show that Salem’s water continues to be safe to drink. Cyanotoxins in the water distribution system continue to be below EPA Health Advisory guidelines. Results of sampling data from Saturday, June 16 will be available Tuesday, June 19. The City continues to publish water test results at cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-quality-test-data.aspx.

The City of Salem extended the drinking water advisory on June 10 for at least two weeks to address concerns about the two-day lag between sampling and receiving test results. By keeping the drinking water advisory in place, they hope to reduce confusion by giving residents and water customers the opportunity to review the data and take the precautions they feel necessary for their families and their customers.

Drinking water filling stations (residents need to bring their own clean and sanitary containers) are available while the advisory remains in effect. Please visit cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-advisory.aspx for the most current times and locations.

Residents with questions regarding City water, or in need of assistance, can contact Salem Public Works at 503-588-6311. For health information during the advisory, please call 2-1-1 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Licensed facilities, including restaurants and public pools, with questions can contact Marion County Environmental Health at 503-588-5346 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The water advisory has impacted many people in Salem and surrounding areas. The City of Salem continues to be thankful for the continued patience and support of the community, partnering agencies, and local volunteer groups.  

Additional information will continue to be distributed through the City’s social media accounts and website (www.cityofsalem.net).

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Actualización del aviso de agua de la Ciudad de Salem 18 de junio, 2018

Salem, Ore. — Los resultados de la muestra de agua recibida viernes, 15 de junio índico que el agua continúa ser seguro para beber. La presencia de cyanotoxins (toxinas) en el sistema de distribución de agua continúa estar a un nivel por debajo de la directiva del EPA. Datos de los resultados de las muestras tomadas sábado 16 de junio serán disponible martes 19 de junio. La Ciudad continúa proporcionando los reclutados del agua en la página web cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-quality-test-data.aspx.

El 10 de junio la Ciudad de Salem extendió el aviso de agua por lo menos de dos semanas más para afrontar las preocupaciones sobre los dos días cuando las muestras son tomadas y los resultados recibidos.  En manteniendo el aviso de agua en su lugar, esperamos reducir confusión en dar a los residentes y los clientes de agua la oportunidad en revisar los datos y tomar las precauciones que ellos sienten es necesario para sus familias y clientes.

Estaciones de agua (por favor vengan preparados con sus propios contenedores sanitarios) están disponibles mientras que el aviso de agua continua. Por favor visite nuestra página web (cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-advisory.aspx) para los horarios y ubicaciones más actuales.

Los residentes que necesiten asistencia o tienen preguntas pueden ponerse en contacto con la Ciudad de Salem Public Works al 503??'588??'6311. Para obtener información médica durante el aviso, llame al 2??'1??'1 de 8 a.m. a 6 p.m. Los comercios de licencia, incluyendo restaurantes y piscinas públicas pueden ponerse en contacto con Marion County Environmental Health (Salud Ambiental del Condado de Marion) al 503??'588??'5346 lunes a viernes, 8 a.m. a 5 p.m.

El aviso del agua ha impactado a muchas personas en Salem y en las áreas cercanas. La Ciudad de Salem continúa ser agradecido por su paciencia y el apoyo de la comunidad, las agencias asociadas, y grupos de voluntarios locales.

Información adicional continuará siendo disponible en nuestras en nuestras redes sociales y página web (www.cityofsalem.net).

West Salem Library closed for renovations July 9 Through August 20 - 06/18/18

Salem, Ore. – The West Salem Branch Library will be closed from July 9 through August 20, to install new exterior siding, HVAC maintenance and other minor repairs. These necessary repairs will ensure the building can continue to serve the community for the future.

During the closure, books and other materials checked out from West Salem Branch Library just before it closes will have due dates extended until the project is finished. Holds that would be normally be picked up at the West Salem Branch Library will automatically will be transferred for pickup at the Main Library for the duration of the closure.

West Salem Branch Library are welcome to use the Main Library for all library needs. Regular hours and services will resume at West Salem Branch Library on Monday, August 20. For questions regarding this closure, please call 503-588-6315.

The Water is Safe to Drink - Drinking Water Advisory for Vulnerable Populations to Continue - 06/17/18

Salem, Ore. — Test results received this morning from water samples taken on Friday June 15, indicate the presence of cyanotoxins in the water distribution system are below EPA advisory levels for vulnerable populations. The most recent data will be available on the City’s website.

Salem’s water is safe to drink. However, as a precautionary measure, on June 10 the City of Salem extended the drinking water advisory for at least two weeks to ensure safe drinking water for our residents and water customers. Staff continues to assess water samples and provide results to the public.

The present Drinking Water Advisory for vulnerable populations was issued on Wednesday, June 6, and continues to apply to the following:
 

  • Children under the age of six
  • People with compromised immune systems or pre-existing liver conditions
  • People receiving dialysis treatment, or other sensitive populations
  • Pregnant women or nursing mothers
  • The elderly and other sensitive populations (as a precautionary measure)
  • Pets

To ensure that safe drinking water is available to those in need, the City of Salem will continue to partner with other water utilities, county and State of Oregon public health/emergency response agencies, and private entities to provide drinking water to those in need. Drinking water filling stations (residents need to bring their own clean and sanitary containers) have been established and are operating around the clock, unless otherwise noted. Please visit cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-advisory.aspx for the most current times and locations.


Residents in need of assistance can contact City of Salem Public Works at 503-588-6311. For health information during the advisory, please call 2-1-1 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Licensed facilities, including restaurants and public pools, with questions can contact Marion County Environmental Health at 503-588-5346 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The water advisory has impacted many people in Salem and surrounding areas. The City of Salem continues to be thankful for the continued patience and support of the community, partnering agencies, and local volunteer groups.  

Additional information will continue to be distributed through the City’s social media accounts and website (www.cityofsalem.net).

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El agua es segura para beber — El aviso de agua para poblaciones vulnerable continuará

Salem, Ore. — Los resultados recibidos esta mañana de pruebas hechos el viernes, 15 de junio, indican la presencia de cianotoxinas en el sistema de distribución de agua a un nivel por debajo de la directiva del EPA para la población vulnerable. La información más reciente será disponible en la página web de la Ciudad de Salem.

El agua de Salem es segura para beber. Sin embargo, como medida precautoria, el 10 de junio la Ciudad de Salem extendió el aviso de agua por lo menos de dos semanas más para asegurar que el agua de beber es segura para nuestros residentes y clientes de agua. Nuestro personal sigue evaluando muestras de agua y proporcionando los resultados al público.

El presente aviso de agua para poblaciones vulnerables fue publicado el miércoles, 6 de junio, y sigue para los siguientes:

  • Los niños menores de seis años
  • Las personas con un sistema inmunitario comprometido o con condiciones hepáticas preexistentes
  • Las personas que reciben tratamiento de diálisis u otras poblaciones sensibles
  • Los ancianos y otras poblaciones sensitivos (como medida precautoria)
  • Las mujeres embarazadas o madres lactantes
  • Las mascotas

Para asegurar que el agua de beber esté disponible para los necesitados, la Ciudad de Salem continuará asociado con otras agencias de agua, las agencias de salud pública/emergencia del condado y el Estado de Oregon, y organizaciones privadas ara proveer agua de tomar. Estaciones de agua (por favor vengan preparados con sus propios contenedores sanitarios) han sido establecidas en las siguientes ubicaciones y están abiertas día y noche, a menos que se indique lo contrario. Por favor visite esta página web (cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-advisory.aspx) para los horarios y ubicaciones más actuales.

Los residentes que necesiten asistencia pueden ponerse en contacto con la Ciudad de Salem Public Works al 503??'588??'6311. Para obtener información médica durante el aviso, llame al 2??'1??'1 de 8 a.m. a 6 p.m. Los comercios de licencia, incluyendo restaurantes y piscinas públicas pueden ponerse en contacto con Marion County Environmental Health (Salud Ambiental del Condado de Marion) al 503??'588??'5346 lunes a viernes, 8 a.m. a 5 p.m.

El aviso del agua ha impactado a muchas personas en Salem y en las áreas cercanas. La Ciudad de Salem continúa ser agradecido por su paciencia y el apoyo de la comunidad, las agencias asociadas, y grupos de voluntarios locales.

Información adicional continuará siendo disponible en nuestras en nuestras redes sociales y página web (www.cityofsalem.net).

Market Street NE Pavement Replacement Project Begins June 18 - 06/17/18

Sidewalk ramps to be brought up to Americans with Disabilities Act standards

Salem, Ore. — On Monday, June 18, 2018, the City of Salem will begin repairing and replacing sidewalk ramps along Market Street NE between 5th Street NE and Cottage Street NE to make them compliant with the American with Disabilities Act. This work is the first phase of a project that includes repairing and replacing asphalt in this area in July. Pedestrians and motorists are asked to use caution and plan for delays and minor traffic shifting during construction. All improvements are anticipated to be complete by mid-August 2018.

These improvements are part of the 2018 Structural Pavement Rehabilitation Program and will improve travel, safety, and accessibility on Market Street NE. The project budget is $1.2 million and funded through the City of Salem’s share of Oregon Gas Tax revenue. Improvements to Orchard Heights Road NW are also being funded through the Structural Pavement Rehabilitation Program budget.

The City will provide additional notification to local area residents prior to the road repair phase of the project by mailing letters and posting additional press releases. 

Please contact James Suing, Program Coordinator at jsuing@cityofsalem.net or 503-588-6211 for additional information.

The Water is Safe to Drink - Drinking Water Advisory for Vulnerable Populations to Continue - 06/16/18

The Water is Safe to Drink - Drinking Water Advisory for Vulnerable Populations to Continue

Salem, Ore. — Test results received this morning from water samples taken on Thursday June 14, indicate the presence of cyanotoxins in the water distribution system are below EPA advisory levels for vulnerable populations. The most recent data will be available on the City’s website.

Salem’s water is safe to drink. However, as a precautionary measure, on June 10 the City of Salem extended the drinking water advisory for at least two weeks to ensure safe drinking water for our residents and water customers. Staff continues to assess water samples and provide results to the public. 

The present Drinking Water Advisory for vulnerable populations was issued on Wednesday, June 6, and continues to apply to the following:

  • Children under the age of six
  • People with compromised immune systems or pre-existing liver conditions
  • People receiving dialysis treatment, or other sensitive populations
  • Pregnant women or nursing mothers
  • The elderly and other sensitive populations (as a precautionary measure)
  • Pets

To ensure that safe drinking water is available to those in need, the City of Salem will continue to partner with other water utilities, county and State of Oregon public health/emergency response agencies, and private entities to provide drinking water to those in need. Drinking water filling stations (residents need to bring their own clean and sanitary containers) have been established and are operating around the clock, unless otherwise noted. Please visit cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-advisory.aspx for the most current times and locations. 

Residents in need of assistance can contact City of Salem Public Works at 503-588-6311. For health information during the advisory, please call 2-1-1 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Licensed facilities, including restaurants and public pools, with questions can contact Marion County Environmental Health at 503-588-5346 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The water advisory has impacted many people in Salem and surrounding areas. The City of Salem continues to be thankful for the continued patience and support of the community, partnering agencies, and local volunteer groups.  

Additional information will continue to be distributed through the City’s social media accounts and website (www.cityofsalem.net).

 

El agua es segura para beber — El aviso de agua para poblaciones vulnerable continuará

Salem, Ore. — Los resultados recibidos esta mañana de pruebas hechos el jueveses, 14 de junio, indican la presencia de cianotoxinas en el sistema de distribución de agua a un nivel por debajo de la directiva del EPA para la población vulnerable. La información más reciente será disponible en la página web de la Ciudad de Salem.

El agua de Salem es segura para beber. Sin embargo, como medida precautoria, el 10 de junio la Ciudad de Salem extendió el aviso de agua por lo menos de dos semanas más para asegurar que el agua de beber es segura para nuestros residentes y clientes de agua. Nuestro personal sigue evaluando muestras de agua y proporcionando los resultados al público.

El presente aviso de agua para poblaciones vulnerables fue publicado el miércoles, 6 de junio, y sigue para los siguientes:

• Los niños menores de seis años

• Las personas con un sistema inmunitario comprometido o con condiciones hepáticas preexistentes

• Las personas que reciben tratamiento de diálisis u otras poblaciones sensibles

• Los ancianos y otras poblaciones sensitivos (como medida precautoria)

• Las mujeres embarazadas o madres lactantes

- Las mascotas

Para asegurar que el agua de beber esté disponible para los necesitados, la Ciudad de Salem continuará asociado con otras agencias de agua, las agencias de salud pública/emergencia del condado y el Estado de Oregon, y organizaciones privadas ara proveer agua de tomar. Estaciones de agua (por favor vengan preparados con sus propios contenedores sanitarios) han sido establecidas en las siguientes ubicaciones y están abiertas día y noche, a menos que se indique lo contrario. Por favor visite esta página web (cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-advisory.aspx) para los horarios y ubicaciones más actuales.

Los residentes que necesiten asistencia pueden ponerse en contacto con la Ciudad de Salem Public Works al 503-588-6311. Para obtener información médica durante el aviso, llame al 2-1-1 de 8 a.m. a 6 p.m. Los comercios de licencia, incluyendo restaurantes y piscinas públicas pueden ponerse en contacto con Marion County Environmental Health (Salud Ambiental del Condado de Marion) al 503-588-5346 lunes a viernes, 8 a.m. a 5 p.m.

El aviso del agua ha impactado a muchas personas en Salem y en las áreas cercanas. La Ciudad de Salem continúa ser agradecido por su paciencia y el apoyo de la comunidad, las agencias asociadas, y grupos de voluntarios locales.

Información adicional continuará siendo disponible en nuestras en nuestras redes sociales y página web (www.cityofsalem.net).

 

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Media Tour on Tuesday, June 19 of City Efforts to Reduce Cyanotoxins in Salem Drinking Water (Photo) - 06/15/18

We are inviting local media to a tour at the Garen Island Water Treatment Facility to get a first-hand look at our efforts to adapt powdered activated carbon to our water treatment system. The tour is Tuesday, June 19 at 11 a.m. Media will be able to see our pilot testing efforts and get a better understanding of Salem’s water treatment system.

Geren Island is located at 2700 Old Mehama Rd. SE, Stayton OR.  From the address on Old Mehama Rd. SE (see attached photo) travel south down a long driveway to a chain link fence gate located at the end of a wood deck bridge. 

City staff will be available to answer questions.

To see the latest information regarding a drinking water advisory in Salem please visit www.cityofsalem.net.

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The Water is Safe to Drink - Drinking Water Advisory for Vulnerable Populations to Continue - 06/15/18

The Water is Safe to Drink - Drinking Water Advisory for Vulnerable Populations to Continue

Salem, Ore. — Test results received this morning from water samples taken on Wednesday June 13, indicate the presence of cyanotoxins in the water distribution system are below EPA advisory levels for vulnerable populations. The most recent data will be available on the City’s website.

Salem’s water is safe to drink. However, as a precautionary measure, on June 10 the City of Salem extended the drinking water advisory for at least two weeks to ensure safe drinking water for our residents and water customers. Staff continues to assess water samples and provide results to the public. 

The present Drinking Water Advisory for vulnerable populations was issued on Wednesday, June 6, and continues to apply to the following:

  • Children under the age of six
  • People with compromised immune systems or pre-existing liver conditions
  • People receiving dialysis treatment, or other sensitive populations
  • Pregnant women or nursing mothers
  • The elderly and other sensitive populations (as a precautionary measure)
  • Pets

To ensure that safe drinking water is available to those in need, the City of Salem will continue to partner with other water utilities, county and State of Oregon public health/emergency response agencies, and private entities to provide drinking water to those in need. Drinking water filling stations (residents need to bring their own clean and sanitary containers) have been established and are operating around the clock, unless otherwise noted. Please visit cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-advisory.aspx for the most current times and locations. 

Residents in need of assistance can contact City of Salem Public Works at 503-588-6311. For health information during the advisory, please call 2-1-1 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Licensed facilities, including restaurants and public pools, with questions can contact Marion County Environmental Health at 503-588-5346 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The water advisory has impacted many people in Salem and surrounding areas. The City of Salem continues to be thankful for the continued patience and support of the community, partnering agencies, and local volunteer groups.  

Additional information will continue to be distributed through the City’s social media accounts and website (www.cityofsalem.net).

 

UPDATED.......11:40 a.m. June 15

El agua es segura para beber — El aviso de agua para poblaciones vulnerable continuará

Salem, Ore. — Los resultados recibidos esta mañana de pruebas hechos el miércoles, 13 de junio, indican la presencia de cianotoxinas en el sistema de distribución de agua a un nivel por debajo de la directiva del EPA para la población vulnerable. La información más reciente será disponible en la página web de la Ciudad de Salem.

El agua de Salem es segura para beber. Sin embargo, como medida precautoria, el 10 de junio la Ciudad de Salem extendió el aviso de agua por lo menos de dos semanas más para asegurar que el agua de beber es segura para nuestros residentes y clientes de agua. Nuestro personal sigue evaluando muestras de agua y proporcionando los resultados al público.

El presente aviso de agua para poblaciones vulnerables fue publicado el miércoles, 6 de junio, y sigue para los siguientes:

• Los niños menores de seis años

• Las personas con un sistema inmunitario comprometido o con condiciones hepáticas preexistentes

• Las personas que reciben tratamiento de diálisis u otras poblaciones sensibles

• Los ancianos y otras poblaciones sensitivos (como medida precautoria)

• Las mujeres embarazadas o madres lactantes

- Las mascotas

Para asegurar que el agua de beber esté disponible para los necesitados, la Ciudad de Salem continuará asociado con otras agencias de agua, las agencias de salud pública/emergencia del condado y el Estado de Oregon, y organizaciones privadas ara proveer agua de tomar. Estaciones de agua (por favor vengan preparados con sus propios contenedores sanitarios) han sido establecidas en las siguientes ubicaciones y están abiertas día y noche, a menos que se indique lo contrario. Por favor visite esta página web (cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-advisory.aspx) para los horarios y ubicaciones más actuales.

Los residentes que necesiten asistencia pueden ponerse en contacto con la Ciudad de Salem Public Works al 503-588-6311. Para obtener información médica durante el aviso, llame al 2-1-1 de 8 a.m. a 6 p.m. Los comercios de licencia, incluyendo restaurantes y piscinas públicas pueden ponerse en contacto con Marion County Environmental Health (Salud Ambiental del Condado de Marion) al 503-588-5346 lunes a viernes, 8 a.m. a 5 p.m.

El aviso del agua ha impactado a muchas personas en Salem y en las áreas cercanas. La Ciudad de Salem continúa ser agradecido por su paciencia y el apoyo de la comunidad, las agencias asociadas, y grupos de voluntarios locales.

Información adicional continuará siendo disponible en nuestras en nuestras redes sociales y página web (www.cityofsalem.net).

Splash Fountains To Open on Friday, June 15, 2018 - 06/14/18

City of Salem self-operating splash fountains will be open every day beginning Friday, June 15, 2018.  The splash fountains at Riverfront and River Road Parks are open two hours earlier than the splash fountains at the smaller neighborhood parks.

City of Salem self-operating splash fountain hours are listed below.  They will operate seven days a week.

Opening June 15, 2018:

  • 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.          Riverfront Park, 200 Water Street NE
  • 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.          River Road Park, 3045 River Road N
  • 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.          Fairmount Park, 650 Rural Street S
  • 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.          Northgate Park, 3575 Fairhaven Avenue NE
  • 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.          Wes Bennett Park, 2200 Baxter Road SE
  • 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.          West Salem Park, 265 Rosemont Avenue NW
  • 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.          Englewood Park, 1260 19th Street NE

For additional information, please contact the Parks Operations office by phone at 503-588-6336, or by email at ks@cityofsalem.net">SalemParks@cityofsalem.net.

The Water is Safe to Drink - Drinking Water Advisory for Vulnerable Populations to Continue - 06/14/18

Salem, Ore. — Test results received this morning from water samples taken on Tuesday June 12, indicate the presence of cyanotoxins in the water distribution system are below EPA advisory levels for vulnerable populations. The most recent data will be available on the City’s website.

Salem’s water is safe to drink. However, as a precautionary measure, the City of Salem extended the drinking water advisory for at least two more weeks to ensure safe drinking water for our residents and water customers. 

Staff will continue assessing water samples through the weekend and continue to provide results to the public. The present Drinking Water Advisory for vulnerable populations was issued on Wednesday, June 6, and continues to apply to the following:

  • Children under the age of six
  • People with compromised immune systems or pre-existing liver conditions
  • People receiving dialysis treatment, or other sensitive populations
  • Pregnant women or nursing mothers
  • The elderly and other sensitive populations (as a precautionary measure)
  • Pets

To ensure that safe drinking water is available to those in need, the City of Salem will continue to partner with other water utilities, county and State of Oregon public health/emergency response agencies, and private entities to provide drinking water to those in need. Drinking water filling stations (residents need to bring their own clean and sanitary containers) have been established at the following locations and are operating around the clock, unless otherwise noted:

  • AMF Firebird Lanes, 4303 Center St. NE, Salem
  • Bush's Pasture Park, Mission St. entrance, 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
  • Chemeketa Community College, Brown Parking Lot, 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem
  • East Salem Suburban Water District, 3805 La Branch St. SE, Salem (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Former Cheverolet Dealership, 5325 Denver St., Turner (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Geer Park, 3071 State St., Salem
  • Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Dr, Salem
  • Wallace Marine Park, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  • Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem
  • Woodburn Memorial Transit Center, 2900 Tom Tennant Way (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Residents in need of assistance can contact City of Salem Public Works at 503-588-6311. For health information during the advisory, please call 2-1-1 from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. Licensed facilities, including restaurants and public pools, with questions can contact Marion County Environmental Health at 503-588-5346 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The water advisory has impacted many people in Salem and surrounding areas. The City of Salem continues to be thankful for the continued patience and support of the community, partnering agencies, and local volunteer groups.  

Additional information will continue to be distributed through the City’s social media accounts and website (www.cityofsalem.net).

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Agua segura para beber - aviso de agua para beber para la población vulnerable continua

Salem, Ore. — Los resultados de la muestra de agua recibida martes, 12 de junio índico la presencia de cyanotoxins (toxinas) en el sistema de distribución de agua abajo de la directiva del EPA para la población vulnerable. Información más reciente será disponible en la página web de la Ciudad.

El agua de Salem es segura para beber. Sin embargo, como precautorio, la Ciudad de Salem está extendiendo el aviso de agua para beber por lo menos dos semanas más para asegurar que el agua es segura para beber para nuestros residentes y clientes de agua.

Personal continuara asesando las muestras de agua durante el fin de semana y continuara proporcionando resultados al público. El aviso del agua para beber para la población vulnerable fue emitido miércoles, 6 de junio continua para los siguientes:

  • Niños menores de seis años
  •  Personas con un sistema inmunitario comprometido o con condiciones hepáticas preexistentes
  • Personas que reciben tratamiento de diálisis u otras poblaciones sensibles
  • Los ancianos
  • Mujeres embarazadas o madres lactantes
  • Mascotas

Para asegurar que el agua de beber esté disponible para los necesitados, la Ciudad de Salem continuara asociado con otros agencias de agua, el condado, el Estado de Oregon salud pública/emergencia y organizaciones privadas para proveer agua de tomar. Estaciones de agua (por favor vengan preparados con sus propios contenedores sanitarios) han sido establecidas en las siguientes ubicaciones y están abiertas alrededor del reloj, a menos que sea avisado:

  • Wallace Marine Park, estacionamiento de lanchas, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  • Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Drive NE, Salem
  • Bush’s Pasture Park, en la entrada por la calle Mission St., 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
  • Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem
  • Geer Park, 3071 State St, Salem
  • Chemeketa Community College, en el aparcamiento, Brown Lot, por la calle 45 Ave NE, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem
  • AMF Firebird Lanes, 4303 Center St. NE, Salem
  • East Salem Suburban Water District, 3805 La Branch St. SE, Salem (abiertos de 8 a.m. a 8 p.m.)
  • City of Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Rd NE, Keizer
  • Anteriormente Chevrolet Dealership, 5325 Denver Street, Turner (abiertos de 8 a.m. a 8 p.m.)
  • Woodburn Memorial Transit Center, 2900 Tom Tennant Way, Woodburn (abiertos de 7 a.m. a 7 p.m.)

Residentes que necesiten asistencia pueden ponerse en contacto con la Ciudad de Salem Public Works al 503-588-6311. Para obtener información médica durante el aviso, llame al 2-1-1 de 8 a.m. a 6 p.m. Instalaciones con licencias, incluyendo restaurantes y piscinas públicas pueden ponerse en contacto con Marion County Environmental Health (Salud Ambiental del Condado de Marion) al 503-588-5346 lunes a viernes, 8 a.m. a 5 p.m.

El aviso del agua ha impactado a muchas personas en Salem y las áreas alrededor. La Ciudad de Salem continua ser agradecida por la paciencia y soporte de la comunidad, agencias, y grupos de voluntarias locales. 

Información adicional continuara siendo disponible en nuestra página web al www.cityofsalem.net y en nuestras redes sociales.

Water Still Safe for Most - Drinking Water Advisory for Vulnerable Populations to Continues - 06/13/18

Water Still Safe for Most - Drinking Water Advisory for Vulnerable Populations to Continues

Salem, Ore. — Test results received this morning from water samples taken on Sunday, June 10 and Monday June 11, indicate the presence of cyanotoxins in the water distribution system are below EPA advisory levels for vulnerable populations. The most recent data will be available on the City’s website.

Salem’s water continues to be safe for the vast majority of our community. However, as a precautionary measure, the City of Salem extended the drinking water advisory for at least two more weeks to ensure safe drinking water for our residents and water customers.  

Staff will continue assessing water samples through the weekend and continue to provide results to the public. The present Drinking Water Advisory for vulnerable populations was issued on Wednesday, June 6, and continues to apply to the following:

  • Children under the age of six
  • People with compromised immune systems or pre-existing liver conditions
  • People receiving dialysis treatment, or other sensitive populations
  • Pregnant women or nursing mothers
  • The elderly and other sensitive populations (as a precautionary measure)
  • Pets

To ensure that safe drinking water is available to those in need, the City of Salem will continue to partner with other water utilities, county and State of Oregon public health/emergency response agencies, and private entities to provide drinking water to those in need. Drinking water filling stations (residents need to bring their own clean and sanitary containers) have been established at the following locations and are operating around the clock:

  • AMF Firebird Lanes, 4303 Center St. NE, Salem
  • Bush's Pasture Park, Mission St. entrance, 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
  • Chemeketa Community College, Brown Parking Lot, 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem
  • East Salem Suburban Water District, 3805 La Branch St. SE, Salem (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Former Cheverolet Dealership, 5325 Denver St., Turner (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Geer Park, 3071 State St., Salem
  • Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Dr, Salem
  • Wallace Marine Park, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  • Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem
  • Woodburn Memorial Transit Center, 2900 Tom Tennant Way (7 a.m. to 7 p.m)

For the vast majority of Salem residents, the water remains safe to drink and no action is needed. 

Residents in need of assistance can contact City of Salem Public Works at 503-588-6311. For health information during the advisory, please call 2-1-1 from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. Licensed facilities, including restaurants and public pools, with questions can contact Marion County Environmental Health at 503-588-5346 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The water advisory has impacted many people in Salem and surrounding areas. The City of Salem continues to be thankful for the continued patience and support of the community, partnering agencies, and local volunteer groups.  

Additional information will continue to be distributed through the City’s social media accounts and website (www.cityofsalem.net).

 

Agua todavía segura para la mayoría- aviso de agua para beber para la población vulnerable continua

Salem, Ore. — Los resultados de la muestras de agua recolectados el domingo 10 y lunes 11 de junio recibida el miércoles, 13 de junio índico la presencia de cyanotoxins (toxinas) en el sistema de distribución de agua abajo de la directiva del EPA para la población vulnerable. Información más reciente será disponible en la página web de la Ciudad.

El agua sigue segura para la mayoría de nuestra comunidad. Sin embargo, como precautorio, la Ciudad de Salem está extendiendo el aviso de agua para beber por lo menos dos semanas más para asegurar que el agua es segura para beber para nuestros residentes y clientes de agua.

Personal continuara asesando las muestras de agua durante el fin de semana y continuara proporcionando resultados al público. El aviso del agua para beber para la población vulnerable fue emitido miércoles, 6 de junio continua para los siguientes:

• Niños menores de seis años

       • Personas con un sistema inmunitario comprometido o con condiciones hepáticas preexistentes

• Personas que reciben tratamiento de diálisis u otras poblaciones sensibles

• Los ancianos

• Mujeres embarazadas o madres lactantes

• Mascotas

Para asegurar que el agua de beber esté disponible para los necesitados, la Ciudad de Salem continuara asociado con otros agencias de agua, el condado, el Estado de Oregon salud pública/emergencia y organizaciones privadas para proveer agua de tomar. Estaciones de agua (por favor vengan preparados con sus propios contenedores sanitarios) han sido establecidas en las siguientes ubicaciones y están abiertas alrededor del reloj:

  • Wallace Marine Park, estacionamiento de lanchas, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  • Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Drive NE, Salem
  • Bush’s Pasture Park, en la entrada por la calle Mission St., 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
  • Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem
  • Geer Park, 3071 State St, Salem
  • Chemeketa Community College, en el aparcamiento, Brown Lot, por la calle 45 Ave NE, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem
  • AMF Firebird Lanes, 4303 Center St. NE, Salem
  • East Salem Suburban Water District, 3805 La Branch St. SE, Salem (abiertos de 8 a.m. a 8 p.m.)
  • Anteriormente Chevrolet Dealership, 5325 Denver Street, Turner (abiertos de 8 a.m. a 8 p.m.)
  • Woodburn Memorial Transit Center, 2900 Tom Tennant Way, Woodburn (abiertos de 7 a.m. a 7 p.m.)

Para la mayoría de los residentes de Salem, el agua es segura para beber y no se necesita tomar ninguna medida.

Residentes que necesiten asistencia pueden ponerse en contacto con la Ciudad de Salem Public Works al 503-588-6311. Para obtener información médica durante el aviso, llame al 2-1-1 de 8 a.m. a 6 p.m. Instalaciones con licencias, incluyendo restaurantes y piscinas públicas pueden ponerse en contacto con Marion County Environmental Health (Salud Ambiental del Condado de Marion) al 503-588-5346 lunes a viernes, 8 a.m. a 5 p.m. 

El aviso del agua ha impactado a muchas personas en Salem y las áreas alrededor. La Ciudad de Salem continua ser agradecida por la paciencia y soporte de la comunidad, agencias, y grupos de voluntarias locales.  

Información adicional continuara siendo disponible en nuestra página web al www.cityofsalem.net y en nuestras redes sociales.

June 12 Update on the Drinking Water Advisory - 06/12/18

Water Still Safe for Most - Drinking Water Advisory for Vulnerable Populations Continues

Salem, Ore. — Test results received this morning from water samples taken on Saturday, June 9, indicate the presence of cyanotoxins in the water distribution system is below EPA advisory levels for vulnerable populations. The most recent data will be available on the City’s website.

Salem’s water continues to be safe for the vast majority of our community. However, as a precautionary measure, the City of Salem extended the drinking water advisory for at least two more weeks to ensure safe drinking water for our residents and water customers. 

Staff will continue assessing water samples through the weekend and continue to provide results to the public. The present Drinking Water Advisory for vulnerable populations was issued on Wednesday, June 6, and continues to apply to the following:

  • Children under the age of six
  • People with compromised immune systems or pre-existing liver conditions
  • People receiving dialysis treatment, or other sensitive populations
  • Pregnant women or nursing mothers
  • The elderly and other sensitive populations (as a precautionary measure)
  • Pets

To ensure that safe drinking water is available to those in need, the City of Salem will continue to partner with other water utilities, county and State of Oregon public health/emergency response agencies, and private entities to provide drinking water to those in need. Drinking water filling stations (residents need to bring their own clean and sanitary containers) have been established at the following locations and are operating around the clock:

  • AMF Firebird Lanes, 4303 Center St. NE, Salem
  • Bush's Pasture Park, Mission St. entrance, 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
  • Chemeketa Community College, Brown Parking Lot, 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem
  • City of Keizer Civic Center, 4969 Rickman Rd NE, Keizer
  • East Salem Suburban Water District, 3805 La Branch St. SE, Salem (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Former Cheverolet Dealership, 5325 Denver St., Turner (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Geer Park, 3071 State St., Salem
  • Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Dr, Salem
  • Wallace Marine Park, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  • Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem
  • Woodburn Memorial Transit Center, 2900 Tom Tennant Way

For the vast majority of Salem residents, the water remains safe to drink and no action is needed.

Residents in need of assistance can contact City of Salem Public Works at 503-588-6311. For health information during the advisory, please call 2-1-1 from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. Licensed facilities, including restaurants and public pools, with questions can contact Marion County Environmental Health at 503-588-5346 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The water advisory has impacted many people in Salem and surrounding areas. The City of Salem continues to be thankful for the continued patience and support of the community, partnering agencies, and local volunteer groups.  

Additional information will continue to be distributed through the City’s social media accounts and website (www.cityofsalem.net).

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Agua todavía segura para la mayoría- aviso de agua para beber para la población vulnerable continua

Salem, Ore. — Los resultados de la muestra de agua recibida sábado, 9 de junio índico la presencia de cyanotoxins (toxinas) en el sistema de distribución de agua abajo de la directiva del EPA para la población vulnerable. Información más reciente será disponible en la página web de la Ciudad.

El agua sigue segura para la mayoría de nuestra comunidad. Sin embargo, como precautorio, la Ciudad de Salem está extendiendo el aviso de agua para beber por lo menos dos semanas más para asegurar que el agua es segura para beber para nuestros residentes y clientes de agua.

Personal continuara asesando las muestras de agua durante el fin de semana y continuara proporcionando resultados al público. El aviso del agua para beber para la población vulnerable fue emitido miércoles, 6 de junio continua para los siguientes:

• Niños menores de seis años

       • Personas con un sistema inmunitario comprometido o con condiciones hepáticas preexistentes

• Personas que reciben tratamiento de diálisis u otras poblaciones sensibles

• Los ancianos

• Mujeres embarazadas o madres lactantes

• Mascotas

Para asegurar que el agua de beber esté disponible para los necesitados, la Ciudad de Salem continuara asociado con otros agencias de agua, el condado, el Estado de Oregon salud pública/emergencia y organizaciones privadas para proveer agua de tomar. Estaciones de agua (por favor vengan preparados con sus propios contenedores sanitarios) han sido establecidas en las siguientes ubicaciones y están abiertas alrededor del reloj:

  • Wallace Marine Park, estacionamiento de lanchas, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  • Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Drive NE, Salem
  • Bush’s Pasture Park, en la entrada por la calle Mission St., 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
  • Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem
  • Geer Park, 3071 State St, Salem
  • Chemeketa Community College, en el aparcamiento, Brown Lot, por la calle 45 Ave NE, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem
  • AMF Firebird Lanes, 4303 Center St. NE, Salem
  • East Salem Suburban Water District, 3805 La Branch St. SE, Salem (abiertos de 8 a.m. a 8 p.m.)
  • City of Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Rd NE, Keizer
  • Anteriormente Chevrolet Dealership, 5325 Denver Street, Turner (abiertos de 8 a.m. a 8 p.m.)
  • Woodburn Memorial Transit Center, 2900 Tom Tennant Way, Woodburn (abiertos de 7 a.m. a 7 p.m.)

Para la mayoría de los residentes de Salem, el agua es segura para beber y no se necesita tomar ninguna medida.

Residentes que necesiten asistencia pueden ponerse en contacto con la Ciudad de Salem Public Works al 503-588-6311. Para obtener información médica durante el aviso, llame al 2-1-1 de 8 a.m. a 6 p.m. Instalaciones con licencias, incluyendo restaurantes y piscinas públicas pueden ponerse en contacto con Marion County Environmental Health (Salud Ambiental del Condado de Marion) al 503-588-5346 lunes a viernes, 8 a.m. a 5 p.m.

El aviso del agua ha impactado a muchas personas en Salem y las áreas alrededor. La Ciudad de Salem continua ser agradecida por la paciencia y soporte de la comunidad, agencias, y grupos de voluntarias locales. 

Información adicional continuara siendo disponible en nuestra página web al www.cityofsalem.net y en nuestras redes sociales.

City of Salem June 11, 2018 Update on the Drinking Water Advisory - 06/11/18

Salem, Ore. — We understand that Salem residents and water customers are concerned about the City’s drinking water, and we will continue to provide updated information on the City’s website and social media accounts. Test results received from water samples taken on Friday, June 8 indicate that despite an active algal bloom in the City’s water source, cyanotoxins present in the water distribution system are below EPA Health Advisory guidelines and the water is safe to drink. Results of sampling from Saturday, June 9 will be available Tuesday, June 12.

Even though the latest test results received show that the water is safe to drink for everybody, on Sunday, June 10, the City chose to extend the drinking water advisory. City Manager Steve Powers said, “…We’ve decided to be proactive and keep the drinking water advisory in place – regardless of the results of our sampling – for the next two weeks, while we continue to test and refine new treatment methods. By keeping the drinking water advisory in place, we hope to reduce confusion and give our residents and our water customers the opportunity to take the precautions they feel necessary for their families and their customers.”

The City of Salem continues to partner with other water utilities, county and State of Oregon public health/emergency response agencies, and private entities to provide drinking water to those in need. Drinking water filling stations (residents need to bring their own clean and sanitary containers) are available at the following locations:

  • AMF Firebird Lanes, 4303 Center St. NE, Salem
  • Bush's Pasture Park, Mission St. entrance, 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
  • Chemeketa Community College, Brown Parking Lot, 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem
  • City of Keizer Civic Center, 4969 Rickman Rd NE, Keizer
  • East Salem Suburban Water District, 3805 La Branch St. SE, Salem (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Former Cheverolet Dealership, 5325 Denver St., Turner
  • Geer Park, 3071 State St., Salem
  • Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Dr, Salem
  • Wallace Marine Park, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  • Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem

Residents in need of assistance can contact City of Salem Public Works at 503-588-6311. For health information during the advisory, please call 2-1-1 from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. Licensed facilities, including restaurants and public pools, with questions and those seeking health-related information can contact Marion County at 503-588-5108.

The City of Salem continues to be thankful for the continued patience and support of the community, partnering agencies, and local volunteer groups.  

Additional information will continue to be distributed through the City’s social media accounts and website (www.cityofsalem.net).

 

Actualización sobre el aviso de agua para beber de la Ciudad de Salem 11 de junio, 2018

Salem, Ore. — Entendemos que los residentes de Salem y clientes de agua están preocupados sobre el agua para beber de Salem, y continuaremos publicar información más reciente a la página web de la Ciudad y en nuestras cuentas de medios sociales. A pesar que los resultados del sistema del agua de Salem que fueron tomadas viernes, 8 de junio indican el florecimiento de alga, cyanotoxins (toxinas) presente están abajo de la directiva del EPA y el agua es segura para beber. La Ciudad de Salem publicara los resultados martes, 12 de junio de los exámenes tomadas el sábado, 9 de junio.

A pesar que los resultados más recién muestran que el agua es segura para beber para todos, domingo, 10 de junio la Ciudad escogió extender el aviso de agua de beber. El administrador de Salem, Steve Powers digo, “…hemos decidido ser proactivos en manteniendo el aviso de agua en su lugar, a pesar de los resultados de nuestras muestras, durante las próximas dos semanas, mientras continuamos probando y refinando estos nuevos métodos de tratamiento. Hemos escuchado preocupaciones sobre el retraso de los dos días cuando nuestras muestras son tomadas y los resultados son recibidos en nuestro laboratorio. Al mantener el aviso de agua de beber en funcionamiento, esperamos reducir la confusión y dar a nuestros residentes y clientes de agua la oportunidad de tomar las precauciones que ellos consideren necesarias para sus familias y sus clientes.” 

La Ciudad de Salem continuara asociado con otros agencias de agua, el condado, el Estado de Oregon, salud pública/emergencia y organizaciones privadas para proveer agua de tomar para personas en necesidad. Estaciones de altos volúmenes de agua para llenar (residentes deben traer sus propios contenedores sanitarios) han sido establecidas en las siguientes ubicaciones:

  • Wallace Marine Park, estacionamiento de lanchas, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  • Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Drive NE, Salem
  • Bush’s Pasture Park, en la entrada por la calle Mission St., 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
  • Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem
  • Geer Park, 3071 State St, Salem
  • Chemeketa Community College, en el aparcamiento, Brown Lot, por la calle 45 Ave NE, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem
  • AMF Firebird Lanes, 4303 Center St. NE, Salem
  • East Salem Suburban Water District, 3805 La Branch St. SE, Salem (abiertos de 8 a.m a 8 p.m.)
  • City of Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Rd NE, Keizer
  • Anteriormente Chevrolet Dealership, 5325 Denver Street, Turner
  • Woodburn Memorial Transit Center, 2900 Tom Tennant Way, Woodburn (9 a.m. a 5 p.m. domingo, abierto 7 a.m. lunes)

Residentes que necesiten asistencia pueden ponerse en contacto con la Ciudad de Salem Public Works al 503-588-6311. Para obtener información médica durante el aviso, llame al 2-1-1 de 8 a.m. a 8 p.m. Instalaciones con licencias, incluyendo restaurantes y piscinas públicas con preguntas u otros en busca de información relacionada con la salud pueden comunicarse con Marion County (el departamento del Condado de Marion) al 503-588-5108.

La Ciudad de Salem continua ser agradecido por su paciencia y soporte de a la comunidad, agencias, y grupos de voluntarias locales.  

Información adicional continuara siendo disponible en nuestra página web al www.cityofsalem.net y en nuestras redes sociales.

Water Still Safe for Most - Drinking Water Advisory for Vulnerable Populations Remains in Place - 06/10/18

Water Still Safe for Most - Drinking Water Advisory for Vulnerable Populations Remains in Place

Salem, Ore. — Test results received this morning from water samples taken on Friday, June 8, indicate the presence of cyanotoxins in the water distribution system are below EPA advisory levels for vulnerable populations. These test results are encouraging and provide us with two consecutive days of results below EPA guidelines.  However, as a precautionary measure, the City of Salem is extending the drinking water advisory for at least two more weeks to ensure safe drinking water for our residents and water customers. The most recent data is available on the City’s website.

“Because we have an active algal bloom in our water source, we’ve decided to be proactive by keeping the drinking water advisory in place – regardless of the results of our sampling – for the next two weeks, while we continue to test and refine new treatment methods.  We’ve heard concerns about the two-day lag between our sampling and receiving results of tests from our lab.  By keeping the drinking water advisory in place, we hope to reduce confusion and give our residents and our water customers the opportunity to take the precautions they feel necessary for their families and their customers,” said Steve Powers, Salem City Manager. 

Salem residents and our water customers should expect to hear from us with updates from the results of sampling, as we learn more about the conditions within our water supply and water distribution system.

Until the Drinking Water Advisory is lifted, the advisory pertains to:

  • Children under the age of six
  • People with compromised immune systems or pre-existing liver conditions
  • People receiving dialysis treatment, or other sensitive populations
  • The elderly
  • Pregnant women or nursing mothers
  • Pets

The City of Salem continues to partner with other water utilities, county and State of Oregon public health/emergency response agencies, and private entities to provide drinking water to those in need. Drinking water filling stations (residents need to bring their own clean and sanitary containers) are available at the following locations and are operating around the clock:

  • AMF Firebird Lanes, 4303 Center St. NE, Salem
  • Bush's Pasture Park, Mission St. entrance, 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
  • Chemeketa Community College, Brown Parking Lot, 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem
  • City of Keizer Civic Center, 4969 Rickman Rd NE, Keizer
  • East Salem Suburban Water District, 3805 La Branch St. SE, Salem (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Former Cheverolet Dealership, 5325 Denver St., Turner
  • Geer Park, 3071 State St., Salem
  • Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Dr, Salem
  • Wallace Marine Park, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  • Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem
  • Woodburn Memorial Transit Center, 2900 Tom Tennant Way, Woodburn (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, beginning at 7 am Monday)

For the vast majority of Salem residents, the water remains safe to drink and no action is needed. 

Residents in need of assistance can contact City of Salem Public Works at 503-588-6311. For health information during the advisory, please call 2-1-1 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. starting Monday. Licensed facilities, including restaurants and public pools, with questions and those seeking health-related information can contact Marion County at 503-588-5108.

The water advisory has impacted many people in Salem and surrounding areas. The City of Salem is thankful for the continued patience and support of the community, partnering agencies, and local volunteer groups.  

Additional information will continue to be distributed through the City’s social media accounts and website (www.cityofsalem.net).

 

Agua todavía segura para la mayoría- aviso de agua para beber para la población vulnerable continua

Salem, Ore. Los resultados de la muestra de agua recibida el jueves, 8 de junio índico la presencia de cyanotoxins (toxinas) en el sistema de distribución de agua abajo de la directiva del EPA para la población vulnerable. Estos resultados de prueba son alentadores y nos brindan dos días consecutivos de resultados por debajo de la dirección del EPA. Sin embargo, como precautorio, la Ciudad de Salem está extendiendo el aviso de agua para beber por lo menos dos semanas más para asegurar que el agua es segura para beber. Los datos más reciente están disponible en la página web de Salem. 

"Debido a que tenemos un florecimiento activo de algas en nuestra fuente de agua, hemos decidido ser proactivos en manteniendo el aviso de agua en su lugar, a pesar de los resultados de nuestras muestras, durante las próximas dos semanas, mientras continuamos probando y refinando estos nuevos métodos de tratamiento. Hemos escuchado preocupaciones sobre el retraso de los dos días cuando nuestras muestras son tomadas y los resultados son recibidos en nuestro laboratorio. Al mantener el aviso de agua de beber en funcionamiento, esperamos reducir la confusión y dar a nuestros residentes y clientes de agua la oportunidad de tomar las precauciones que ellos consideren necesarias para sus familias y sus clientes,” dijo Steve Powers, administrador de la Ciudad de Salem.

Los residentes de Salem y nuestros clientes de servicios de agua deben esperar recibir noticias con las actualizaciones de los resultados de las muestras, a mientras aprendemos más sobre las condiciones dentro de nuestro suministro y sistema de distribución de agua.

Hasta que el aviso de agua para beber sea levantado, el aviso se refiere a los siguientes:

• Niños menores de seis años

       • Personas con un sistema inmunitario comprometido o con condiciones hepáticas preexistentes

• Personas que reciben tratamiento de diálisis u otras poblaciones sensibles

• Los ancianos

• Mujeres embarazadas o madres lactantes

• Mascotas

La Ciudad de Salem continuara asociado con otros agencias de agua, salud pública/emergencia y organizaciones privadas para proveer agua de tomar para personas en necesidad. Estaciones de altos volúmenes de agua (residentes deben traer sus propios contenedores sanitarios) han sido establecidas en las siguientes ubicaciones:

  • Wallace Marine Park, estacionamiento de lanchas, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  • Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Drive NE, Salem
  • Bush’s Pasture Park, en la entrada por la calle Mission St., 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
  • Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem
  • Geer Park, 3071 State St, Salem
  • Chemeketa Community College, en el aparcamiento, Brown Lot, por la calle 45 Ave NE, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem
  • AMF Firebird Lanes, 4303 Center St. NE, Salem
  • East Salem Suburban Water District, 3805 La Branch St. SE, Salem (abiertos de 8 a.m a 8 p.m.)
  • City of Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Rd NE, Keizer
  • Anteriormente Chevrolet Dealership, 5325 Denver Street, Turner
  • Woodburn Memorial Transit Center, 2900 Tom Tennant Way, Woodburn (9 a.m. a 5 p.m. domingo, abierto 7 a.m. lunes)

Para la mayoría de los residentes de Salem, el agua es segura para beber y no se necesita tomar ninguna medida. 

Residentes que necesiten asistencia pueden ponerse en contacto con la Ciudad de Salem Public Works al 503-588-6311. Para obtener información médica durante el aviso, llame al 2-1-1 de 8 a.m. a 8 p.m. hoy y comenzando lunes 8 a.m. a 6 p.m. Instalaciones con licencias, incluyendo restaurantes y piscinas públicas con preguntas u otros en busca de información relacionada con la salud pueden comunicarse con Marion County (el departamento del Condado de Marion) al 503-588-5108.

El aviso del agua ha impactado a muchas personas en Salem y áreas alrededor. La ciudad de Salem continua ser agradecido por su paciencia y soporte a la comunidad, agencias, y grupos de voluntarias locales  

Información adicional continuara siendo disponible en nuestra página web al www.cityofsalem.net y en nuestras redes sociales.

City Manager Steve Powers to Give Update on Drinking Water Advisory at Media Briefing on Monday, June 11 - 06/09/18

WHEN: Monday, June 11 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Salem Civic Center, 555 Liberty St. SE

The City of Salem will provide an update to the media on Salem’s drinking water advisory for vulnerable populations Monday, June 11 at 10 a.m. at the Salem Civic Center, 555 Liberty St. SE.

City staff and agency partners will be available to answer questions on the data we received on Saturday and Sunday.

On Wednesday, June 6, the City of Salem issued a new drinking water advisory for our vulnerable populations based on test results we received this morning from sampling that occurred June 2, 3, and 4. Test results from June 3 and June 4, triggered the advisory. To see the most current water test results available, please visit: https://www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-quality-test-data.aspx

Salem’s water is safe to drink for the majority of our residents and no action is needed. We will lift the advisory when we receive two consecutive days of sampling results below the EPA Health Advisory levels. 

Water filling stations are currently available at:

  • AMF Firebird Lanes, 4303 Center St. NE, Salem
  • Bush's Pasture Park, Mission St. entrance, 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
  • Chemeketa Community College, Brown Parking Lot, 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem
  • City of Keizer Civic Center, 4969 Rickman Rd NE, Keizer
  • East Salem Suburban Water District, 3805 La Branch St. SE, Salem (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Former Cheverolet Dealership, 5325 Denver St., Turner
  • Geer Park, 3071 State St., Salem
  • Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Dr, Salem
  • Wallace Marine Park, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  • Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem

Water Still Safe for Most - Drinking Water Advisory for Vulnerable Populations to Continue through at Least Monday - 06/09/18

Salem, Ore. — Test results received this morning from water samples taken on Thursday, June 7, indicate the presence of cyanotoxins in the water distribution system is below EPA advisory levels for vulnerable populations. However, before the advisory can again be lifted, two consecutive days of results below EPA guidelines are necessary. As a precaution, residents should be prepared for the advisory to remain in effect through at least Monday. The most recent data will be available on the City’s website.

Salem’s water continues to be safe for the vast majority of our community.

Staff will continue assessing water samples through the weekend and continue to provide results to the public. The present Drinking Water Advisory for vulnerable populations was issued on Wednesday, June 6, and continues to apply to the following:
 

  • Children under the age of six
  • People with compromised immune systems or pre-existing liver conditions
  • People receiving dialysis treatment, or other sensitive populations
  • Pregnant women or nursing mothers
  • The elderly and other sensitive populations (as a precautionary measure)
  • Pets

To ensure that safe drinking water is available to those in need, the City of Salem will continue to partner with other water utilities, county and State of Oregon public health/emergency response agencies, and private entities to provide drinking water to those in need. Drinking water filling stations (residents need to bring their own clean and sanitary containers) have been established at the following locations and are operating around the clock:

  • AMF Firebird Lanes, 4303 Center St. NE, Salem
  • Bush's Pasture Park, Mission St. entrance, 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
  • Chemeketa Community College, Brown Parking Lot, 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem
  • City of Keizer Civic Center, 4969 Rickman Rd NE, Keizer
  • East Salem Suburban Water District, 3805 La Branch St. SE, Salem (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Former Chevrolet Dealership, 5325 Denver St., Turner
  • Geer Park, 3071 State St., Salem
  • Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Dr, Salem
  • Wallace Marine Park, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  • Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem

For the vast majority of Salem residents, the water remains safe to drink and no action is needed.

Residents in need of assistance can contact City of Salem Public Works at 503-588-6311. For health information during the advisory, please call 2-1-1 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. this weekend and 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. starting Monday. Licensed facilities, including restaurants and public pools, with questions and those seeking health-related information can contact Marion County at 503-588-5108.

The water advisory has impacted many people in Salem and surrounding areas. The City of Salem continues to be thankful for the continued patience and support of the community, partnering agencies, and local volunteer groups.  

Additional information will continue to be distributed through the City’s social media accounts and website (www.cityofsalem.net).

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Agua sigue segura para la mayoría de las personas- aviso de agua potable para la población vulnerable continua por lo menos hasta el lunes

Salem, Ore. Los resultados de la muestra de agua recibida el jueves, 7 de junio índico la presencia de toxinas (cyanotoxins) en el sistema de distribución de agua potable por arriba de la directiva del EPA para la población vulnerable. Sin embargo, antes que el aviso pueda ser levantado, necesitamos dos días consecutivos de pruebas muestren que el agua está bajo de la directiva del EPA. Este aviso continuará vigente por lo menos hasta el lunes 11 de junio.

El agua de Salem permanece segura para la mayoría de nuestra comunidad. Personal evaluara muestras durante el fin de semana y proveerá los resultados al público. El aviso del agua para beber para la población vulnerable fue emitido el miércoles, junio 6, aviso de agua sigue para los siguientes:

  • Niños menores de seis años
  • Personas con un sistema inmunitario comprometido o con condiciones hepáticas preexistentes
  • Personas que reciben tratamiento de diálisis u otras poblaciones sensibles
  • Los ancianos y otros poblaciones sensitivos (medida precautorio)
  • Mujeres embarazadas o madres lactantes
  • Mascotas

Para asegurar que el agua de beber esté disponible para los necesitados, la Ciudad de Salem continuara asociado con otros agencias de agua, salud pública/emergencia y organizaciones privadas para proveer agua de tomar. Estaciones de agua (por favor vengan preparados con sus propios contenedores sanitarios) han sido establecidas en las siguientes ubicaciones:

  • Wallace Marine Park, estacionamiento de lanchas, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  • Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Drive NE, Salem
  • Bush’s Pasture Park, en la entrada por la calle Mission St., 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
  • Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem
  • Geer Park, 3071 State St, Salem
  • Chemeketa Community College, en el aparcamiento, Brown Lot, por la calle 45 Ave NE, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem
  • AMF Firebird Lanes, 4303 Center St. NE, Salem
  • East Salem Suburban Water District, 3805 La Branch St. SE, Salem (abiertos de 8 a.m a 8 p.m.)
  • City of Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Rd NE, Keizer
  • Anteriormente Chevrolet Dealership, 5325 Denver Street, Turner

Para la mayoría de los residentes de Salem, el agua potable esta segura para beber y no se necesita tomar ninguna medida. Residentes que necesiten asistencia pueden ponerse en contacto con la el departamento de Hobras Publicas de la Ciudad de Salem al 503-588-6311. Para obtener información médica durante el aviso, llame al 2-1-1 de 8 a.m. a 8 p.m. durante este fin de semana, y el lunes 8 a.m. a 6 p.m. Instalaciones con licencias, incluyendo restaurantes y piscinas públicas con preguntas u otros en busca de información relacionada con la salud pueden comunicarse con Marion County (el departamento del Condado de Marion) al 503-588-5108.

El aviso del agua ha impactado a muchas personas en Salem y áreas alrededor. La ciudad de Salem continúa ser agradecido por su paciencia y soporte a la comunidad, agencias, y grupos de voluntarias locales 

Información adicional continuara siendo disponible en nuestra página web al www.cityofsalem.net y en nuestras redes sociales.

Water Still Safe for Most - Drinking Water Advisory for Vulnerable Populations to Continue through at Least Monday - 06/08/18

Salem, Ore. — Test results received this morning from water samples taken on Wednesday, June 6, once again indicate the presence of cyanotoxins in the water distribution system above EPA advisory levels for vulnerable populations. The most recent data will be on the City’s website.

Salem’s water continues to be safe for the vast majority of our community. However, before the advisory can again be lifted, two consecutive days of results below EPA guidelines are necessary. The advisory will be in effect through at least Monday.  Staff will continue assessing water samples through the weekend and continue to provide results to the public.  The present Drinking Water Advisory for vulnerable populations was issued on Wednesday, June 6, and continues to apply to the following:

  • Children under the age of six
  • People with compromised immune systems or pre-existing liver conditions
  • People receiving dialysis treatment, or other sensitive populations
  • Pregnant women or nursing mothers
  • The elderly and other sensitive populations (as a precautionary measure)
  • Pets

To ensure that safe drinking water is available to those in need, the City of Salem will continue to partner with other water utilities, county and State of Oregon public health/emergency response agencies, and private entities to provide drinking water to those in need. Drinking water filling stations (residents need to bring their own clean and sanitary containers) have been established at the following locations and are operating around the clock:

  • AMF Firebird Lanes, 4303 Center St. NE, Salem
  • Bush's Pasture Park, Mission St. entrance, 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
  • Chemeketa Community College, Brown Parking Lot, 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem
  • City of Keizer Civic Center, 4969 Rickman Rd NE, Keizer
  • East Salem Suburban Water District, 3805 La Branch St. SE, Salem (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Former Cheverolet Dealership, 5325 Denver St., Turner
  • Geer Park, 3071 State St., Salem
  • Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Dr, Salem
  • Wallace Marine Park, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  • Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem

For the vast majority of Salem residents, the water remains safe to drink and no action is needed. Residents in need of assistance can contact City of Salem Public Works at 503-588-6311. For health information during the advisory, please call 2-1-1 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. this weekend and 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. starting Monday. Licensed facilities, including restaurants and public pools, with questions and those seeking health-related information can contact Marion County at 503-588-5108.

The water advisory has impacted many people in Salem and surrounding areas. The City of Salem continues to be thankful for the continued patience and support of the community, partnering agencies, and local volunteer groups.  

Additional information will continue to be distributed through the City’s social media accounts and website (www.cityofsalem.net).

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Agua todavía segura para la mayoría- aviso de agua para beber para la población vulnerable continua hasta lo menos el lunes

Salem, Ore. Los resultados de la muestra de agua recibida el miércoles, junio 6, índico la presencia de cyanotoxins en el sistema de distribución de agua arriba de la directiva del EPA para la población vulnerable. La información más reciente estará disponible en la página web de Salem.

El agua de Salem permanece seguro para la mayoría de nuestra comunidad. Para levantar el aviso, dos días consecutivas de resultados deben muestrear que el agua está bajo del nivel de la directiva del EPA es necesario. El aviso continuara hasta lo menos el lunes. Personal evaluara muestras durante el fin de semana y proveerá los resultados al público. El aviso del agua para beber para la población vulnerable fue levantado el miércoles, junio 6, aviso de agua sigue para los siguientes:

• Niños menores de seis años

• Personas con sistemas inmunes comprometidos o condiciones hepáticas preexistentes

• Personas que reciben tratamiento de diálisis u otras poblaciones sensibles

• Los ancianos y otros poblaciones sensitivos (medida precautorio)

• Mujeres embarazadas o madres lactantes

• Mascotas

Para asegurar que el agua de beber esté disponible para ellos que lo necesitan, la ciudad de Salem continuara asociado con otros agencias de agua, salud pública/emergencia y organizaciones privadas para proveer agua de tomar para ellos que lo necesitan. Estaciones de agua (por favor vengan preparados con sus propios contenedores sanitarios) han sido establecidas en las siguientes ubicaciones:

  1. Wallace Marine Park, estacionamiento de barcos, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  2. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Drive NE, Salem
  3. Bush’s Pasture Park, en la entrada de Mission St., 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
  4. Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem
  5. Geer Park, 3071 State St, Salem
  6. Chemeketa Community College, en el aparcamiento Brown Lot, por la calle 45 Ave NE, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem
  7. AMF Firebird Lanes, 4303 Center St. NE, Salem
  8. East Salem Suburban Water District, 3805 La Branch St. SE, Salem (abiertos de 8 a.m a 8 p.m.)
  9. City of Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Rd NE, Keizer
  10. Anteriormente Chevrolet Dealership, 5325 Denver Street, Turner

Para la mayoría de los residentes de Salem, el agua es segura para beber y no se necesita tomar ninguna medida. Residentes que necesiten asistencia pueden ponerse en contacto con la Ciudad de Salem Public Works al 503-588-6311. Para obtener información médica durante el aviso, llame al 2-1-1 de 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. hasta el domingo, y el lunes 8 a.m. a 6 p.m. Instalaciones con licencias, incluyendo restaurantes y piscinas públicas con preguntas u otros en busca de información relacionada con la salud pueden comunicarse con Marion County (el departamento del Condado de Marion) al 503-588-5108.

El aviso del agua ha impactado a muchas personas en Salem y áreas alrededor. La ciudad de Salem continúa ser agradecido por su paciencia y soporte a la comunidad, agencias, y grupos de voluntarias locales 

Información adicional continuara siendo disponible en la página web de la Ciudad al (www.cityofsalem.net) y en nuestras redes sociales.

Proposed 2018-19 Salem Budget Continues Investments in Community - 06/08/18

Proposed 2018-19 Salem Budget Continues Investments in Community

Salem, Ore. – On Jun. 11, 2018, the Salem City Council will consider whether to adopt a recommended budget of nearly $600 million for the 2018-19 fiscal year at a public hearing. If you are interested in providing testimony on the budget, you can share your testimony directly with City Council in two ways: in person on Jun. 11, by signing up to provide testimony before 6 p.m. the night of the hearing, or in advance of the public hearing via email.

To view the budget proposal presented to the Budget Committee on Apr. 25, 2018:

https://www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/view-the-city-budget.aspx 

Last year, the City completed a strategic planning effort with the primary goal of engaging our community and the City Council to sustain efficient and effective delivery of Salem’s services. Through extensive outreach and engagement, including a 2016 and 2017 resident satisfaction survey, the City Council developed six priorities to further the City’s adopted mission:  “The City of Salem provides fiscally sustainable and quality services to enrich the lives of present and future residents, the quality of environment and neighborhoods, and the vitality of our economy.” 

The proposed budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which is set to begin Jul. 1, 2018, furthers the six City Council and community-identified priorities – or service areas – in the following manner:

  • Safe, Reliable and Efficient Infrastructure: Continuing investments in pedestrian safety, design and construction of the voter-approved $61.8 million public safety facility, and $45.9 million for improvements to the City’s transportation and utility systems and infrastructure.
  • Welcoming and Livable Community: Launching a community vision for growth and development and continuing the Homeless Rental Assistance Program, and expanding inspection of multi-family residential buildings in Salem.
  • Natural Environment Stewardship: Developing a baseline of greenhouse gas data with assistance from partners.
  • Strong and Diverse Economy. Studying market feasibility for high speed internet in the downtown, with the possibility of expanding the service, and expanding the use of grants to downtown building owners to help seismically retrofit their buildings.
  • Safe Community. Re-opening Fire Station 11 and establishing a sobering center in partnership with Marion County, Salem Health and other social service partners in our community.  
  • Good Governance. Developing a Priority Based Budget (PBB) framework for Salem to help align the City's available resources to the highest community benefit, stabilize budgets, and leverage resources toward community priorities. PBB is a nationally recognized best practice for focusing public resources on results.

The Budget Process

Through Apr. and May 2018, the Budget Committee comprised of elected and appointed members met to consider community input on the City’s estimates for revenue, and the cost of services and capital projects. The Budget Committee held a total of three meetings to consider input and develop a recommended budget for the City Council. The Council will conduct a public hearing on the budget on Jun. 11 and consider adoption of the budget on Jun. 25. The City of Salem’s new budget year starts Jul. 1, 2018 and ends Jun. 30, 2019.  

For more, check out our web page on the City’s Budget and Plan for Capital Improvements http://www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/budget-and-finance.aspx.

City Manager Steve Powers to Give Update on Drinking Water Advisory at Media Briefing - 06/07/18

WHEN: Friday, June 8 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Dr, Salem

The City of Salem will provide an update to the media on Salem’s drinking water advisory for vulnerable populations tomorrow, June 8 at 10 a.m. at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Dr, Salem.

City staff and agency partners will be available to answer questions on the data we receive early tomorrow.

On June 7, we received results from Tuesday’s sampling of our water distribution system. The results show the level of cyanotoxins in our water distribution system have decreased below Health Advisory levels. This means that the water advisory will continue and, if Wednesday’s results (which we expect to receive as early as Friday) show reduced levels again, the drinking water advisory may be lifted Friday, at the earliest.

On Wednesday, June 6, the City of Salem issued a new drinking water advisory for our vulnerable populations based on test results we received this morning from sampling that occurred June 2, 3, and 4.  To see the most current water test results available, please visit: https://www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/water-quality-test-data.aspx

Salem’s water is safe to drink for the majority of our residents and no action is needed. We will lift the advisory when we receive two consecutive days of sampling results below the EPA Health Advisory levels. 

Water filling stations are currently available at:

  • AMF Firebird Lanes, 4303 Center St. NE, Salem
  • Bush's Pasture Park, Mission St. entrance, 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
  • Chemeketa Community College, Brown Parking Lot, 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem
  • City of Keizer Civic Center, 4969 Rickman Rd NE, Keizer
  • East Salem Suburban Water District, 3805 La Branch St. SE, Salem (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Former Cheverolet Dealership, 5325 Denver St., Turner
  • Geer Park, 3071 State St., Salem
  • Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Dr, Salem
  • Wallace Marine Park, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  • Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem

City Manager Steve Powers Addresses Latest Water Advisory - 06/07/18

City Manager Steve Powers Addresses Latest Water Advisory

Salem, Ore. — Salem City Manager Steve Powers addressed Salem’s latest water advisory with members of the media at Bush’s Pasture Park, one of the City’s five, 24-hour water distribution sites. Powers shared results received today from samples taken on Tuesday, June 5.  The sampling results detected no cyanotoxins in the water distribution system above the advisory levels for vulnerable populations. While the news is positive, the advisory will not be lifted until two consecutive days of clean sampling results are received below EPA guidelines—Friday at the earliest.

Powers reiterated that City Council and staff are committed to working on new approaches to ensure safe drinking water – including exploring alternative testing and treatment, and additional water sources.  In his statement, Powers announced that the City is ordering equipment to perform its own initial screening for toxins in the water system. The screening, known as the ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) method, is expected to be online within the next several days.  

 

Powers said, “This will give us initial screening data much earlier and allow us to take proactive measures more quickly. These actions could be similar to what we’ve done during this water advisory period, including shutting down the intake at Geren Island for short durations to allow water to pass by our intake or blending raw river water with subsurface groundwater.”

Salem’s latest water advisory was issued on Wednesday, June 6 after the City received lab results indicating toxins at level exceeding EPA guidelines for vulnerable populations at one of four sampling sites within the water distribution system.  The water remains safe for consumption by healthy adults.  The Drinking Water Advisory issued on Wednesday. June 6, will continue to apply to the following:

Children under the age of six

People with compromised immune systems or pre-existing liver conditions

People receiving dialysis treatment, or other sensitive populations

Pregnant women or nursing mothers

Elderly

Pets 

To ensure that safe drinking water is available to those in need, the City of Salem has partnered with other water utilities, public health/emergency response agencies and private entities to provide drinking water to those in need. Drinking water filling stations have been established at the following locations:

  1. Wallace Marine Park, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  2. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Drive NE, Salem
  3. Bush’s Pasture Park, Mission St. entrance, 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
  4. Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem
  5. Geer Park, 3071 State Street, Salem
  6. Chemeketa Community College, Brown Parking Lot, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem
  7. East Salem Suburban Water District, 3805 La Branch St. SE, Salem (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  8. City of Keizer, 4969 Rickman Rd. NE, Keizer
  9. Former Chevrolet Dealership, 5325 Denver Street, Turner

All sites except East Salem Suburban Water District (open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.) will operate around the clock until further notice. All bulk water distribution locations are pull-through. Residents must bring their own containers.

For the vast majority of Salem residents, the water remains safe to drink and no action is needed. Residents in need of assistance can contact City of Salem Public Works at 503-588-6311. For medical information during the advisory, please call 2-1-1. Industrial consumers with questions and those seeking health-related information can contact the Marion County Environmental Health at 503-588-5346.

Additional information will continue to be distributed through the City’s social media accounts and website (www.CityofSalem.net).

 

Administrador de la ciudad, Steve Powers anuncia los últimos avisos del agua

Salem, Ore.- Administrador de la ciudad Steve Powers anuncia los últimos avisos del agua con miembros de la media en Bush’s Pasture Park, uno de los cinco, 24 horas sitio de distribuciones de la ciudad. Señor Powers compartió resultados recibidos hoy de las muestras tomadas en martes, junio 5. Los resultados de la muestra de agua no detecto cyanotxins arriba de los niveles avisada para la población vulnerable en el sistema de distribución. Aunque la noticia es positiva, el aviso no será levantado hasta que dos días consecutivos de pruebas muestren que el agua está bajo de la directiva del EPA- lo más temprano el viernes.    

Señor Powers reitero que el consejo municipal y el personal están comprometidos a trabajar sobre nuevos aproches para asegurar limpia agua para beber- incluyendo explorar alternativas para prueba y tratar, y fuentes de agua adicional. En su declaración, el señor Powers anuncio que la ciudad esta ordenando un equipo para avaluar sus propias proyecciones iniciales de toxinas en el sistema de agua. La proyección, conocido como el método ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay), se espera que esté funcionando entre los siguientes días. 

Señor Powers, “Esto nos dará información sobre la proyección inicial mucho más temprano y nos permite tomar pasos proactivos mas rápido. Estas acciones pueden ser similares a lo que ya hemos hecho durante este periodo de aviso, incluyendo la cerrada del consumo del agua en Geren Island para duraciones cortas para permitir que agua pase por nuestro consumo o la mezcla del agua del rio con el agua de la tierra por arriba.”

El último aviso de agua de Salem fue informada en miércoles, junio 6 después que la ciudad recibió resultados entre domingo y lunes indicando que los toxinas al nivel un poco arriba del directiva del EPA para poblaciones vulnerables. Debido a la detección, el Drinking Water Adivsory (aviso de agua para beber) aplicara por lo menos un día más para los siguientes: 

• Niños menores de seis años

• Personas con sistemas inmunes comprometidos o condiciones hepáticas preexistentes

• Personas que reciben tratamiento de diálisis u otras poblaciones sensibles

• Los ancianos

• Mujeres embarazadas o madres lactantes

• Mascotas

Para asegura que el agua de beber esté disponible para ellos que lo necesitan, la ciudad de Salem han patrocinado con otros utilidades de agua, salud pública/agencias respuesta de emergencia y entidades privadas para proveer agua de tomar para ellos que lo necesitan. Estaciones de agua han sido establecidas en las locaciones siguientes:

  1. Wallace Marine Park, estacionamiento de barcos, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  2. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Drive NE, Salem
  3. Bush’s Pasture Park, Mission St. entrance, 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
  4. Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem
  5. Geer Park, 3071 State St, Salem
  6. Chemeketa Community College, Brown Parking Lot, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem
  7. East Salem Suburban Water District, 3805 La Branch St. SE, Salem (abiertos 8 a.m - 8 p.m.)
  8. City of Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Rd NE, Keizer
  9. Anteriormente Chevrolet Dealership, 5325 Denver Street, Turner

Todos los sitios excepto el distrito de agua Suburbano East Salem (abiertos hasta las 8 p.m.) estarán operando durante todas las horas hasta nuevo aviso. Todas las locaciones de agua en grande cantidad son auto-servicio. Se avisa que los residentes deben traer sus propios contenedores.

Para la mayoría de los residentes de Salem, el agua es segura para beber y no se necesita tomar ninguna medida. Residentes en necesidad de asistencia pueden contactar Public Works de la ciudad de Salem (departamento de obras públicas) al 503-588-6311. Para obtener información médica durante el aviso, llame al 2-1-1. Los consumidores industriales con preguntas y aquellos que buscan información relacionada con la salud pueden comunicarse con los Servicios Ambientales del Condado de Marion al 503-588-5346.

Información adicional continuara ser disponible en nuestra página web en www.cityofsalem.net y nuestras redes sociales.

Media Tour of Joint Operation Center - 06/07/18

We would like to invite all media for a brief tour of the Joint Operation Center between the City of Salem, Marion County, Salem-Keizer School District, Oregon Office of Emergency Management, Oregon Military Department. The location is 1410 20th St. Bldg #2, Salem. Please call 503-763-3459 or email media@cityofsalem.net to schedule your tour.

Water Contaminants Decline to Nominal Levels - 06/07/18

Water Contaminants Decline to Nominal Levels – Vulnerable Population Advisory to Remain at Least through Friday

Salem, Ore. — Salem’s water remains safe for a vast majority of the public.  Data received early this morning from water samples taken on Tuesday, June 5 show no cyanotoxins in the water distribution system above the EPA advisory levels for vulnerable populations.  To lift the advisory for vulnerable populations, one additional day of results below EPA guidelines—to make two consecutive days—is necessary.  The most recent data is now available on the City’s website.

Salem’s latest water advisory was issued on Wednesday, June 6 after the City received lab results from Sunday and Monday indicating that one of four sampling sites within the water distribution system had toxins slightly exceeding EPA guidelines for vulnerable populations.  Due to the detection, the Drinking Water Advisory will apply for at least one more day to the following:

Children under the age of six

People with compromised immune systems or pre-existing liver conditions

People receiving dialysis treatment, or other sensitive populations

Pregnant women or nursing mothers

Elderly

Pets 

To ensure that safe drinking water is available to those in need, the City of Salem has partnered with other water utilities, public health/emergency response agencies and private entities to provide drinking water to those in need. Drinking water filling stations have been established at the following locations:

  1. Wallace Marine Park, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  2. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Drive NE, Salem
  3. Bush’s Pasture Park, Mission St. entrance, 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
  4. Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem
  5. Geer Park, 3071 State Street, Salem
  6. Chemeketa Community College, Brown Parking Lot, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem
  7. East Salem Suburban Water District, 3805 La Branch St. SE, Salem (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  8. City of Keizer, 4969 Rickman Rd. NE, Keizer
  9. Former Chevrolet Dealership, 5325 Denver Street, Turner

 

Contaminación de agua reducida a niveles normales- aviso para poblaciones vulnerables permanecerá a los menos durante viernes

Salem, Ore.- El agua de Salem permanece seguro para la mayoría del público. Los resultados de la muestra de agua recibida el junio 5, no detecto cyanotxins arriba de los niveles avisada para la población vulnerable en el sistema de distribución. Para levantar el aviso, un día más de pruebas deben muestrear que el agua está bajo de la directiva del EPA- para que sean dos días consecutivas es necesario. Los datos más recientes están disponible en el sitio web de la ciudad.      

El último aviso de agua de Salem fue informada en miércoles, junio 6 después que la ciudad recibió resultados entre domingo y lunes indicando que los toxinas al nivel un poco arriba del directiva del EPA para poblaciones vulnerables. Debido a la detección, el Drinking Water Adivsory (aviso de agua para beber) aplicara por lo menos un día más para los siguientes:

• Niños menores de seis años

• Personas con sistemas inmunes comprometidos o condiciones hepáticas preexistentes

• Personas que reciben tratamiento de diálisis u otras poblaciones sensibles

• Los ancianos

• Mujeres embarazadas o madres lactantes

• Mascotas

Para asegura que el agua de beber esté disponible para ellos que lo necesitan, la ciudad de Salem han patrocinado con otros utilidades de agua, salud pública/agencias respuesta de emergencia y entidades privadas para proveer agua de tomar para ellos que lo necesitan. Estaciones de agua han sido establecidas en las locaciones siguientes:

  1. Wallace Marine Park, estacionamiento de barcos, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  2. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Drive NE, Salem
  3. Bush’s Pasture Park, Mission St. entrance, 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
  4. Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem
  5. Geer Park, 3071 State St, Salem
  6. Chemeketa Community College, Brown Parking Lot, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem
  7. East Salem Suburban Water District, 3805 La Branch St. SE, Salem (abiertos 8 a.m - 8 p.m.)
  8. City of Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Rd NE, Keizer
  9. Anteriormente Chevrolet Dealership, 5325 Denver Street, Turner

Todos los sitios excepto el distrito de agua Suburbano East Salem (abiertos hasta las 8 p.m.) estarán operando durante todas las horas hasta nuevo aviso. Todas las locaciones de agua en grande cantidad son auto-servicio. Se avisa que los residentes deben traer sus propios contenedores. Hay un límite de 5 galones de agua por familia.

Para obtener información médica durante el aviso, llame al 2-1-1. Los consumidores industriales con preguntas y aquellos que buscan información relacionada con la salud pueden comunicarse con los Servicios Ambientales del Condado de Marion al 503-588-5346.

Eight Water Filling Stations Available - 06/06/18

Eight Water Filling Stations Available

Salem, Ore. — The City of Salem, The City of Keizer, Marion County, and the State of Oregon are working together to make eight free water filling stations available to vulnerable City of Salem residents and water customers including

  • Those under the age of six
  • People with compromised immune systems or pre-existing liver conditions
  • People receiving dialysis treatment, or other sensitive populations
  • Pregnant women or nursing mothers
  • Elderly
  • Pets

For the vast majority of Salem residents, the water remains safe to drink and no action is needed.

Water will be available at these eight locations:

  1. Wallace Marine Park, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  2. Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th St. NE, Salem 
  3. Bush’s Pasture Park, Mission St. entrance, 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
  4. Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem
  5. Chemeketa Community College, Brown Parking Lot, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem
  6. East Salem Suburban Water District, 3805 La Branch St. SE, Salem (Until 8 p.m.)
  7. City of Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Rd NE, Keizer
  8. Former Chevrolet Dealership, 5325 Denver Street, Turner

All sites except East Salem Suburban Water District (open until 8 p.m.) will operate around the clock until further notice. All bulk water distribution locations are pull-through. Residents must bring their own containers. There is a 5 gallon limit per family.

For the vast majority of Salem residents, the water remains safe to drink and no action is needed. Residents in need of assistance can contact City of Salem Public Works at 503-588-6311. For medical information during the advisory, please call 2-1-1. Industrial consumers with questions and those seeking health-related information can contact the Marion County Environmental Services at 503-588-5346.

Ocho Estaciones De Agua En Salem Disponible

Salem, Ore. – La ciudad de Salem, La ciudad de Keizer, Condado de Marion, y el estado de Oregón están trabajando juntos para proveer ocho estaciones para llenar sus contenedores gratis para las poblaciones vulnerables de Salem y clientes del agua incluyendo

• Niños menores de seis años

• Personas con sistemas inmunes comprometidos o condiciones hepáticas preexistentes

• Personas que reciben tratamiento de diálisis u otras poblaciones sensibles

• Los ancianos

• Mujeres embarazadas o madres lactantes

• Mascotas

Para la gran mayoría de los residentes de Salem, el agua es segura para beber y no se necesita

tomar ninguna medida.

Agua será disponible en estas ocho locaciones:

  1. Wallace Marine Park, estacionamiento de barcos, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  2. Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th St. NE, Salem 
  3. Bush’s Pasture Park, Mission St. entrance, 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
  4. Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem
  5. Chemeketa Community College, Brown Parking Lot, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem
  6. East Salem Suburban Water District, 3805 La Branch St. SE, Salem (abiertos hasta las 8 p.m.)
  7. City of Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Rd NE, Keizer
  8. Anteriormente Chevrolet Dealership, 5325 Denver Street, Turner

Todos los sitios excepto el distrito de agua Suburbano East Salem (abiertos hasta las 8 p.m.) estarán operando durante todas las horas hasta nuevo aviso. Todas las locaciones de agua en grande cantidad son auto-servicio. Se avisa que los residentes deben traer sus propias contenedores. Hay un límite de 5 galones de agua por familia.

Para la gran mayoría de los residentes de Salem, el agua es segura para beber y no se necesita

tomar ninguna medida.

Los residentes que necesiten asistencia pueden ponerse en contacto con la Ciudad

de Salem Public Works al 503-588-6311. Para obtener información médica durante el aviso,

llame al 2-1-1. Los consumidores industriales con preguntas y aquellos que buscan información

relacionada con la salud pueden comunicarse con los Servicios Ambientales del Condado de

Marion al 503-588-5346.

 

Update from City Manager on Salem's Water Advisory for Vulnerable Populations - 06/06/18

WHEN: Thursday, June 7 at 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Bush’s Pasture Park: 600 Mission Street SE

The City of Salem will provide an updated statement on Salem’s water advisory for vulnerable populations tomorrow, June 7 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bush’s Pasture Park Mission St. entrance water distribution site located at 600 Mission St. SE, Salem.

City staff will be available to answer questions on the data we receive early tomorrow.

On Wednesday, June 6, the City of Salem issued a new water advisory for our vulnerable populations based on test results we received this morning from sampling that occurred June 2, 3, and 4.  To see the most current water test results available, please visit: https://www.cityofsalem.net/CityDocuments/water-advisory-data-2018-06-05.pdf

Salem’s water is safe to drink for the majority of our residents and no action is needed. We will lift the advisory when we receive two consecutive days of sampling results below the EPA Health Advisory levels.  We expect to receive results from Tuesday’s sampling as early as tomorrow (Thursday, June 7) and results from Wednesday as early as Friday, June 8.

Water filling stations are currently available at:

  1. Wallace Marine Park, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  2. Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th St. NE, Salem 
  3. Bush’s Pasture Park, Mission St. entrance, 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
  4. Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem
  5. East Salem Suburban Water District, 3805 La Branch St. SE, Salem
  6. City of Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Rd NE, Keizer

Salem City Manager Steve Powers to Issue Statement at 2:30 p.m at Oregon State Fairgrounds - 06/06/18

At 2:30 p.m. today at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem City Manager Steve Powers will issue a statement regarding today's water advisory. 

Water Stations To Open In Salem - 06/06/18

Water Stations To Open In Salem

Salem, Ore. — MAP OF SALEM DISTRIBUTION LOCATIONS:  https://arcg.is/10KjOe0

Free drinking water will be available at 2 p.m. at multiple locations in the City of Salem. 

  • Wallace Marine Park, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  • Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th St. NE, Salem 
  • Bush’s Pasture Park, Mission St. entrance, 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
  • Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem

The sites will operate around the clock until further notice. All bottled water distribution locations are pull-through, one case per vehicle for vulnerable populations as listed below.

The water advisory applies to:  

  • Those under the age of six
  • People with compromised immune systems or pre-existing liver conditions
  • People receiving dialysis treatment, or other sensitive populations
  • Pregnant women or nursing mothers
  • Elderly
  • Pets

For the majority of Salem residents, the water is safe to drink and no action is needed.

The advisory only applies to the following locations: City of Salem, City of Turner, Suburban East Salem Water District, and Orchard Heights Water Association
 

ESTACIONES DE AGUA EN SALEM

Salem, Ore. - MAPA DE LAS UBICACIONES DE DISTRIBUCIÓN DE SALEM: https://arcg.is/10KjOe0

El agua potable gratuita estará disponible en varios lugares de la ciudad de Salem.

• Wallace Marine Park, estacionamiento de barcos, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem

• Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th St. NE, Salem

• Bush's Pasture Park, entrada de Mission St., 600 Mission St. SE, Salem

• Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem

Los sitios operarán durante todo el día hasta nuevo aviso. Todos los lugares de distribución de agua embotellada. Un caso por vehículo.

El aviso de agua se aplica a:

• Los menores de seis años

• Personas con sistemas inmunes comprometidos o condiciones hepáticas preexistentes

• Personas que reciben tratamiento de diálisis u otras poblaciones sensibles

• Mujeres embarazadas o madres lactantes

• Ancianos

• Mascotas

Para la mayoría de los residentes de Salem, el agua es segura para beber y no se necesita tomar ninguna medida.

El aviso solo se aplica a los siguientes lugares: Ciudad de Salem, Ciudad de Turner, Suburban East Salem Water District, y Orchard Heights Water Association

City Installing New Stop Signs in First Phase of Winter-Maple Neighborhood Greenway Project - 06/06/18

Salem, Ore. — By the end of June 2018, the City of Salem will finish the first phase of the Winter-Maple Neighborhood Greenway project to create a safe and convenient route for biking and walking between the Oregon State Capitol and Salem Parkway. This phase of the project will install stop signs at the following intersections:

  • D Street NE at Winter Street NE (all-way stop controlled)
  • Academy Street NE at Maple Avenue NE
  • Highland Avenue NE at Maple Avenue NE (all-way stop controlled)
  • Hickory Street NE at Maple Avenue NE
  • Spruce Street NE Maple Avenue NE
  • Tryon Avenue NE at Maple Avenue NE
  • Johnson Street NE at Maple Avenue NE

The Winter-Maple Neighborhood Greenway Project is the result of a year-long collaborative effort between the City of Salem, Oregon Department of Transportation, the Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization, and the Grant and Highland Neighborhood Associations. The new stop signs are the first step in creating a Neighborhood Greenway that improves safety, encourages a healthy lifestyle, and prioritizes bicycle and pedestrian travel. This phase of the project costs approximately $4,500 and will be paid for from the City’s general transportation maintenance budget as funded by the Oregon state gas tax.

Please call 503-588-6211 for additional information. 

New Drinking Water Advisory - 06/06/18

City Issues New Drinking Water Advisory for Vulnerable Populations
 

Applies To: Vulnerable Populations of the City of Salem, City of Turner, Suburban East Salem Water District, and Orchard Heights Water Association

Does Not Apply To: Healthy individuals over 6, Keizer, Private drinking water wells
 

Salem, Ore. — Results from water quality samples received Wednesday morning (June 6, 2018) indicate that cyanotoxins are present in the City of Salem’s water distribution system at levels that exceed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for children and vulnerable populations. For the vast majority of Salem residents, the water is safe to drink and no action is needed.

Until further notice, a Drinking Water Advisory is in place that applies to the following populations ONLY:

  • Children under the age of six
  • People with compromised immune systems or pre-existing liver conditions
  • People receiving dialysis treatment, or other sensitive populations
  • The elderly
  • Pregnant women or nursing mothers
  • Pets

The City is currently working on distribution sites for vulnerable populations. Residents in need of assistance can contact City of Salem Public Works at 503-588-6311. For medical information during the advisory, please call 2-1-1. Industrial consumers with questions and those seeking health-related information can contact the Marion County Environmental Services at 503-588-5346.

The City will continue to post sample results, and updated information related to Salem’s water advisory on the City of Salem website and Facebook Page. Neighbors are encouraged to look out for those who are unable to collect bottled water on their own.

La ciudad de Salem emite un nuevo aviso sobre el agua potable para las poblaciones vulnerables

Aplica a: Poblaciones Vulnerables de la Ciudad de Salem, Ciudad de Turner, Suburban East Salem Water District, y Orchard Heights Water Association

No se aplica a: personas mayores de 6 años, Ciudad de Keizer, pozos de agua potable privados

Salem, Oregon - Los resultados de muestras de calidad del agua recibidas el miércoles 6 de Junio de 2018 indican que las cianotoxinas están presentes en el sistema de distribución de agua de la Ciudad de Salem en niveles que exceden las pautas de la EPA (Agencia de Protección Ambiental) para niños menor de 6 años poblaciones vulnerables.

Para la gran mayoría de los residentes de Salem, el agua es segura para beber y no se necesita tomar ninguna medida.

Hasta nuevo aviso, existe un Aviso de agua potable que se aplica SOLAMENTE a las siguientes poblaciones:

• Niños menores de seis años

• Personas con sistemas inmunes comprometidos o condiciones hepáticas preexistentes

• Personas que reciben tratamiento de diálisis u otras poblaciones sensibles

• Los ancianos

• Mujeres embarazadas o madres lactantes

• Mascotas

La Ciudad actualmente trabaja en establecer sitios de distribución para poblaciones vulnerables. Los residentes que necesiten asistencia pueden ponerse en contacto con la Ciudad de Salem Public Works al 503-588-6311. Para obtener información médica durante el aviso, llame al 2-1-1. Los consumidores industriales con preguntas y aquellos que buscan información relacionada con la salud pueden comunicarse con los Servicios Ambientales del Condado de Marion al 503-588-5346.

La Ciudad continuará publicando los resultados de las muestras y la información actualizada relacionada con el aviso de agua de Salem en el sitio web de la Ciudad de Salem y la página de Facebook. Se alienta a los vecinos a buscar a aquellos que no pueden recolectar agua embotellada por sí mismos.

Task Force Invites Public Testimony on Proposed Homelessness Solutions at June 13 Meeting - 06/05/18

Salem, Ore. – Salem’s Downtown Homelessness Solutions Task Force is seeking oral public testimony regarding the proposed solutions at the next meeting on Wed., Jun. 13. The meeting is scheduled from 6 - 8 p.m. in the City Council Chambers (555 Liberty St. SE, Room 240). Community members and property owners are encouraged to give testimony regarding the proposed solutions: toilets, sanitation, 2-1-1 contact list, shower and laundry facilities, Good Neighbor Policy, codes and ordinances, and a mentorship program/partnership between businesses and service providers.

The Task Force has now had multiple opportunities to discuss all of the issues, challenges, and needs and has developed draft recommendations. Since the last Task Force meeting in April, staff has been researching the draft recommendations and meeting with service providers to review the options and possible partnerships. Input from stakeholder meetings and the results of feasibility and cost research of the various options will be presented to the Task Force in July.

The Task Force was established by Mayor Chuck Bennett and is chaired by Councilor Cara Kaser (Ward 1). Task Force members include individuals with a breadth of experiences and roles in the community including city councilors, business owners, service providers, neighborhood association representatives, property owners, residents, and advocates for the homeless. The Task Force was designed to address specific impacts of homelessness in downtown Salem including trash, health, hygiene, and perceptions of safety. They are working toward identifying specific, measurable, and time-bound solutions that make the downtown inviting and welcoming to all Salem residents and visitors. They will also ensure that solutions equitably address the rights of downtown customers, visitors, businesses, property owners, and individuals experiencing homelessness.

For further information on the Task Force and the upcoming public testimony opportunity, go to www.cityofsalem.net or call 503-588-6178. An agenda, including draft recommendations, is available at https://www.cityofsalem.net/meetingdocs/downtown-homeless-task-force-agenda-2018-06-13.pdf.

A Heartfelt Thanks From Mayor Chuck Bennett and Salem City Council - 06/02/18

Residents and Water Customers of Salem,

 

On behalf of the City Council, I am pleased with the announcement that the water advisory is no longer in effect as of Saturday afternoon.  As was discussed at Friday’s Council meeting, your safety is our highest commitment.  Recent events have reminded us of the importance of the safety of life’s most vital natural resource.  

 

We recognize the water advisory impacted many, and we thank you for your patience.  We also thank all who stepped forward to help during the advisory period.  It has served as a reminder of why we choose to reside and do business in Salem.  We are constantly impressed by the willingness of others to readily support those in need.  We know there are many individuals, businesses, and agencies who willingly donated time and resources.

 

We have heard countless stories of neighbors helping neighbors.  Those who came forward with assistance are too numerous to individually name and thank.  We would like to particularly recognize several for their important contributions.  

 

We are grateful to Governor Brown for the declaration of emergency that led to resources from the Oregon Military Department and curtailed reports of price gouging.  Marion County, the agency responsible for the public health of our residents, worked around-the-clock to coordinate resources and communication to our vulnerable population.  

 

The Cities of Gresham, Keizer, Aumsville, Portland, the Eugene Water and Electric Board Tualatin Valley Water District, provided water to our twenty-four hour distribution locations, many of which were staffed by volunteers.   Trader Joe’s, Walmart and Fred Meyer donated pallets of bottled water.  Local community partners and organizations such as the American Red Cross, Marion Polk Food Share, Oregon Food Bank, Northwest Senior and Disability Services, Marion County Healthcare Coalition Partners, and our Community Emergency Response Team worked to deliver water to those in need.  

 

All drinking water is presently well below advisory levels.  We will continue to monitor these levels to ensure the public is safe.  We make the sampling data publicly available.  We are committed to keep these toxins from entering the distribution system.  As algal blooms are a natural process, the possibility does exist that an advisory could go into effect if health advisory levels return.  While we hope this is not the case, we have learned many difficult lessons that will help all of us be bettered prepared to manage the situation.  We encourage the public to review their own preparedness for all types of emergency situations.

 

We will work closely with staff to explore alternative water treatment and source options that are safe and affordable for the community. We look forward to hearing from staff about lessons learned, and we expect improved response and communications from the City during future events.

 

With Sincere Appreciation,

 

Mayor Chuck Bennett 

 

Drinking Water Advisory Was Lifted - 06/02/18

DRINKING WATER ADVISORY LIFTED: SAFE FOR ALL RESIDENTS

City of Salem, City of Turner, Suburban East Salem Water District, Orchard Heights Water Association

Analysis of drinking water samples collected Wednesday May 30 and Thursday May 31 confirm toxin levels are below Health Advisory Levels and water is safe to drink.

Salem is very thankful to all of the assistance provided by partnering agencies, local non-profits, and local volunteer groups. 

The City will update water sample data today. 

The City of Salem will continue to collect water quality samples to ensure safe water for Salem. The City will continue to provide water quality updates to the community. Algal blooms are a natural process. If levels reach the EPA notification threshold, the City will issue an advisory. The City will continue to work on new approaches to Salem’s water infrastructure to ensure safe drinking water.  

Initial Water Advisory

At approximately 4:50 p.m. on May 29, 2018, the City of Salem issued a do not drink notice for children under 6 years old and vulnerable populations due to confirmation of low levels of algal toxins. This notice affected City of Salem customers as well as wholesale customers in the City of Turner, Suburban East Salem Water District, and Orchard Heights Water Association.

Oregon Health Authority and the Environmental Protection Agency recommend water systems issue ‘do not drink’ notices when levels of algal toxins are above established Health Advisory levels. The health advisory notice was delivered to affected customers via text message, email, social media, and notice to the local news media that the health advisory was lifted.

 

Salem Council Addresses Water Safety Concerns - 06/01/18

Salem, Ore. (Jun. 1, 2018) – The Salem City Council hosted a special meeting at noon today to address concerns regarding Salem’s recent water advisory. Recordings of the meeting are available in English and Spanish. English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyAFQpYij-Y Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPNg-BDYDiU.

During the Council meeting, staff addressed community concerns regarding the status of the advisory, sampling results, those affected, communications, and the timelines. Salem’s water continues to be safe for most of the population. The water advisory is still in effect for Salem’s vulnerable populations (those under the age of 6, those with compromised immune systems, those receiving dialysis treatment or sensitive populations, the elderly, pregnant and nursing mothers), and pets.

The City continues to work on new approaches to Salem’s water infrastructure so that future algae blooms are unable to get into the water system. Staff shared that the latest test results show that the water quality appears to be improving with toxin levels being undetectable in some locations. Two days of positive results are required before the advisory can be lifted. Sample results will be available by tomorrow afternoon.

“Your health and safety is our primary concern, and we take the protection of your water quality very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that we test samples of the water before we provide it to your homes and businesses each day. We at the City of Salem recognize that water advisory is having a significant impact on everyone in Salem. We appreciate all that everyone has done in helping share information and offers of assistance," said Steve Powers, Salem City Manager.

During Council deliberations, several questions addressed the City’s timeliness and quality of communications as well as partnership with Council for messaging; encouraging use of the Council as a conduit between staff and residents.

Clean water stations have been set up around Salem to provide free, clean water for residents. The water is available to the public day and night while the advisory is in effect. Water stations are located at: Wallace Marine Park, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Bush’s Pasture Park, Woodmansee Park, Chemeketa Community College, and AMF Firebird Lanes. There is also a water distribution site at the former Chevrolet dealership in Turner. The bulk water stations are pull-through. Residents must bring their own containers. There is a 5 gallon limit per vehicle to allow those in need to continue to receive water during the advisory.

The Governor’s recent state of emergency declaration makes state resources available to residents of Marion and Polk County. The declaration also helps to ensure that water pricing is fair in abnormal market conditions.

The City continues to post updates and information related to Salem’s water advisory at www.cityofsalem.net/water-advisory . For information regarding the advisory, residents can call 503-588-6133. For health-related information during the advisory, residents can call 2-1-1.

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El Consejo de Salem se ocupa de las preocupaciones sobre la seguridad del agua

Salem, Oregón (1 de junio de 2018) - El Concejo Municipal de Salem organizó una reunión especial al mediodía del día de hoy para abordar las preocupaciones relacionadas con el reciente aviso de agua de Salem. Las grabaciones de la reunión están disponibles en inglés y español. Inglés: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyAFQpYij-Y español: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPNg-BDYDiU.

Durante la reunión del Consejo, el personal abordó las inquietudes de la comunidad con respecto al estado del asesoramiento, los resultados del muestreo, los afectados, las comunicaciones y línea de tiempo. El agua de Salem sigue siendo segura para la mayoría de la población. El asesoramiento sobre el agua sigue vigente para las poblaciones vulnerables de Salem (menores de 6 años, personas con sistemas inmunológicos comprometidos, personas que reciben tratamiento de diálisis o poblaciones sensibles, ancianos, mujeres embarazadas y madres lactantes) y mascotas.

La Ciudad continúa trabajando en nuevos enfoques de la infraestructura de agua de Salem para que las futuras floraciones de algas no puedan ingresar al sistema de agua. El personal compartió que los últimos resultados de las pruebas muestran que la calidad del agua parece estar mejorando, ya que los niveles de toxinas son indetectables en varios lugares. Se requieren dos días de resultados positivos antes de que pueda levantarse el aviso. Los resultados de la muestra estarán disponibles mañana por la tarde.

“Su salud y seguridad es nuestra principal preocupación, y nos tomamos muy en serio la protección de la calidad del agua. Tan en serio, de hecho, que probamos muestras de agua antes de que la proporcionemos a sus hogares y negocios todos los días. Nosotros en la ciudad de Salem reconocemos que el asesoramiento sobre el agua está teniendo un impacto significativo en todos en Salem. Apreciamos todo lo que todos han hecho para ayudar a compartir información y ofertas de asistencia,” dijo Steve Powers, Administrador de la ciudad de Salem.

Durante las deliberaciones del Consejo, varias preguntas abordaron la puntualidad y la calidad de las comunicaciones de la Ciudad, así como la asociación con el Consejo para enviar mensajes; alentando el uso del Consejo como un conducto entre el personal y los residentes.

Se instalaron estaciones de agua limpia alrededor de Salem para proporcionar agua limpia y gratuita a los residentes. El agua está disponible para el público día y noche mientras el aviso esté vigente. Las estaciones de agua están ubicadas en: Wallace Marine Park, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Bush's Pasture Park, Woodmansee Park, Chemeketa Community College y AMF Firebird Lanes. También hay un sitio de distribución de agua en el ex-concesionario de Chevrolet en Turner. Las estaciones de agua a granel son atraviesan. Los residentes deben traer sus propios contenedores. Hay un límite de 5 galones por vehículo para permitir que los necesitados continúen recibiendo agua durante el aviso.

La reciente declaración de estado de emergencia del Gobernador pone los recursos estatales a disposición de los residentes del condado de Marion y Polk. La declaración también ayuda a garantizar que el precio del agua sea justo en condiciones de mercado anormales.

La Ciudad continúa publicando actualizaciones e información relacionada con el aviso de agua de Salem en www.cityofsalem.net/water-advisory. Para obtener información sobre el aviso, los residentes pueden llamar al 503-588-6133. Para información relacionada con la salud durante el aviso, los residentes pueden llamar al 2-1-1.

Water Stations To Open in Salem and Turner--SEE CORRECTED TIMES AND ADDED MAP - 05/31/18

WATER STATIONS TO OPEN IN SALEM AND TURNER


News Release

MAP OF SALEM DISTRIBUTION LOCATIONS:  https://arcg.is/10KjOe0

Free drinking water will be available at multiple locations throughout Marion and Polk counties tonight. The water distribution operation is a cooperative effort between Marion County, City of Salem, and the Oregon Military Department.

The following sites will open by 7 p.m.:

  • Wallace Marine Park, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  • Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th St. NE, Salem 
  • Bush’s Pasture Park, Mission St. entrance, 600 Mission St. SE, Salem

The following site will be open by 9 p.m:

  • Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem

The following sites will open by 12:00 a.m. (midnight): 

  • Chemeketa Community College, Brown Parking Lot, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem
  • AMF Firebird Lanes, 4303 Center Street NE, Salem
  • Former Chevrolet Dealership, 5325 Denver Street, Turner

The sites will operate around the clock until further notice. All bulk water distribution locations are pull-through. Residents must bring their own containers. There is a 5 gallon limit per vehicle.

The City of Keizer continues to offer a chlorinated fill station off at Chalmer Jones Park off Rickman Rd NE. They also are offering two truck fill stations. The City of Keizer website currently features all businesses providing water while the advisory is in effect at www.keizer.org.

Latest water tests for the cities of Stayton, Gates, Mill City, Mehama, and Lyons indicate no water advisories are necessary at this time.

The water advisory applies to:  

  • Those under the age of six
  • People with compromised immune systems or pre-existing liver conditions
  • People receiving dialysis treatment, or other sensitive populations
  • Pregnant women or nursing mothers
  • Elderly
  • Pets

In the following locations: City of Salem, City of Turner, Suburban East Salem Water District, and Orchard Heights Water Association

The city of Salem advisory page continues to be updated at www.cityofsalem.net/water-advisory.  

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Water Stations to open in Salem and Turner

Free drinking water will be available at multiple locations throughout Marion and Polk counties tonight.

The following sites will open by 7 p.m.:

  • Wallace Marine Park, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
  • Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th St. NE
  • Bush’s Pasture Park, Mission St. entrance, 600 Mission St. SE
  • Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem

The following sites will open by 9 p.m.:

  • Chemeketa Community College, Brown Parking Lot, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem
  • AMF Firebird Lanes, 4303 Center Street NE, Salem
  • Former Chevrolet Dealership, 5325 Denver Street, Turner

The sites will operate around the clock until further notice. All bulk water distribution locations are pull-through. Residents must bring their own containers. There is a 5 gallon limit per vehicle.

The city of Keizer continues to offer a chlorinated fill station off at Chalmer Jones Park off Rickman Rd NE. They also are offering two truck fill stations. The City of Keizer website currently features all businesses providing water while the advisory is in effect at www.keizer.org.

The water distribution operation is a cooperative effort between Marion County, city of Salem, and the Oregon Military Department.

Latest water tests for the cities of Stayton, Gates, Mill City, Mehama, and Lyons indicate no water advisories are necessary at this time.

The water advisory applies to: 

  • Those under the age of six
  • People with compromised immune systems or pre-existing liver conditions
  • People receiving dialysis treatment, or other sensitive populations
  • Pregnant women or nursing mothers
  • Elderly
  • Pets

In the following locations: City of Salem, City of Turner, Suburban East Salem Water District, and Orchard Heights Water Association.

 

Water Advisory for Vulnerable Populations Remains In Effect Until Further Notice - 05/31/18

Applies To: 

  • Those under the age of six
  • People with compromised immune systems or pre-existing liver conditions
  • People receiving dialysis treatment, or other sensitive populations
  • Pregnant women or nursing mothers
  • Elderly
  • Pets

 In the following locations: City of Salem, City of Turner, Suburban East Salem Water District, and Orchard Heights Water Association

Does Not Apply To:  Healthy individuals, the City of Keizer and/or private drinking water wells

Salem, Ore. — Based on test results received today, the City of Salem will be maintaining the Vulnerable Population Water Advisory until further notice. Tap water is safe for consumption for healthy children over the age of six and healthy adults. Further information regarding water distribution and assistance will be released shortly in a separate update.

Additional information has been posted on www.CityofSalem.net

Drinking Water Advisory Press Conference - 05/30/18

A Press Conference has been scheduled for 3pm today (5/30/18) at Salem City Hall (555 Liberty St. SE - Salem, OR 97301) in the Council Chambers (Room 240).  

A live stream of this will be available on the City of Salem Facebook page or CCTV YouTube channel.

Drinking Water Advisory Press Conference - 05/30/18

A Press Conference has been scheduled today (5/30/18) at 3pm at City Hall (555 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR 97301) in the Council Chambers (Room 240) to discuss the Drinking Water Advisory.

Webpage Helps Residents Stay Current on Salem Public Library Seismic Upgrade Project - 05/29/18

Salem, Ore. —The City of Salem has created a special webpage to help residents stay current on the project to make the Salem Public Library safer in an earthquake, bring it into full Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, and make other critical improvements. Those interested in the project can find more information on the City of Salem website or by visiting http://bit.ly/coslibraryproject.

The seismic upgrade project is still in the planning stages. By the end of 2018, the City will have a consultant design team, owner’s representative, and building contractor onboard. Building construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2019 and expected to be complete in May 2021.

Aaron Kimsey, project manager and engineer for the City said, “This project makes critical ‘under-the-skin’ structural enhancements to the Library building. Even though most of the upgrades won’t be visible to the public, they are still vital to building safety and operation.”

Residents can expect the next project update later this summer.

Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett thanked Salem voters for approving a bond in November 2017 that pays for structural and security improvements to the Salem Public Library. He said, “These seismic and security upgrades will improve visitor, staff and volunteer safety when the Cascadia Earthquake strikes. Thanks to your vote, the Salem Public Library will be able to serve our community for decades to come.”

The Salem Public Library serves more than 165,000 people in the Salem area. Every day roughly 1,600 people check out 3,700 books and Library materials. Additionally, the Library makes five meeting rooms and Loucks Auditorium available for community members to host events. The Library hosts more than 2,000 programs for children, teens, and adults every year, making it one of the busiest libraries in Oregon.