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ANOTHER “BOIL WATER” ADVISORY – THIS ONE IN OYSTERVILLE

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A boil-water advisory has been issued to customers of the Oysterville water system because E. coli bacteria have been detected in the water.

The Department of Health is working closely with the utility to try to find the source of contamination.

Residents are encouraged to boil tap water used for drinking, brushing teeth, food preparation, making ice, and washing dishes. Tap water should be brought to a rolling boil for one minute and allowed to cool before using.

This is the second time E. coli has been confirmed recently in the Oysterville water system. A boil-water advisory was issued July 22 after E. coli bacteria were detected in the water during routine testing. That advisory lasted until Aug. 18.

 

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UPDATE 2: CENTRAL PARK BOIL WATER ADVISORY ON TILL SATURDAY AM

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Grays Harbor Water District Number 2 has declared a boil water advisory until Saturday morning. This is a change from earlier reports that the advisory was in effect through Monday.

Reg Hearn from the Water District says the advisory affects all of Lake Aberdeen Road, HBighway 12 west of Aberdeen Road and Central Park between the Lake Aberdeen Road intersection and Lakeshire Drive.

Hearn says a leak from a water main was repaired late yesterday and the advisory is required whenever water pressure drops below a certain level.

 

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MINIMUM-WAGE EARNERS GET A RAISE IN ’12

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The Department of Labor & Industries announced that Washington’s minimum wage will increase to $9.04 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2012 – a 4.258 percent increase

In Washington (and 9 other states), the minimum wage is tied to the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI­W).

 

 

The CPI-W, which is used in this calculation, is a measure of the average change in prices over time of goods and services purchased by urban wage earners and clerical workers.

 


 

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UPDATE: CENTRAL PARK BOIL WATER ADVISORY ON TILL MONDAY AM

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Grays Harbor Water District Number 2 has declared a boil water advisory until Monday morning.

Reg Hearn from the Water District says the advisory affects all of Lake Aberdeen Road, HBighway 12 west of Aberdeen Road and Central Park between the Lake Aberdeen Road intersection and Lakeshire.

Hearn says a leak from a water main was repaired late yesterday and the advisory is required whenever water pressure drops below a certain level.

The advisory is in effect until Monday because testing for coliform bacteria can’t be completed until then.

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY UNTIL THIS AFTERNOON FOR CENTRAL PARK

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Grays Harbor Water District Number 2 has declared a boil water advisory until this afternoon for residents of Central Park.

A spokesperson says part of the water main from Lake Aberdeen was replaced yesterday at 10 AM and the advisory was imposed as a precaution.

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LETTUCE RECALL

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A California farm is voluntarily recalling bags of chopped romaine lettuce because of possible contamination with listeria, though no illnesses have been reported.

True Leaf Farm is recalling 90 cartons that were shipped to an Oregon food service distributor.

From the distributor, it might have gone to Washington and Idaho.

The recall covers product with a “use by” of Sept. 29. The bag and box code is B256-46438-8.

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YOU COULD CALL IT “RADAR LOVE”…

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If you were on Langley Hill yesterday around 11am you might say there was a case of radar love as dignitaries, first responders and even fishermen were on hand for the ribbon cutting of the country’s newest Doppler Radar station.

Congressman Norm Dicks, Senator Maria Cantwell (who along with Dicks worked to get the funding for the new Doppler Radar),  County Commissioner Mike Wilson, UW Professor Dr. Cliff Mass and Thunder River Crabbers President Dale Beasley spoke at yesterday’s ribbon cutting.

And after all the speeches were done, Grays Harbor PUD President Rick Lovely addressed the dignitaries about how this new system could have helped PUD workers dealing with the December 2007 storms.

You can see images from the new radar station online at http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ridge/radar.php?rid=lgx&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=no

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