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Boil water advisory lifted for southeast San Diego's Encanto area

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Posted at 8:03 PM, Jun 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-12 14:32:17-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A boil water advisory has been lifted for several Encanto-area neighborhoods after a contractor hit a water main Thursday.

The advisory was lifted after tests concluded no contamination was present.

The impacted area included Encanto, Emerald Hills, Jamacha, and Broadway Heights.

The notice was issued after a water main pipeline was struck by a contractor working near the intersection of Imperial Avenue and 65th Street, officials said.

As a precaution, the city advised residents to boil tap water or use bottled water for drinking or cooking until further notice. Residents were advised to bring water to a boil for one minute to kill bacteria and other organisms in the water.

Water is being made available to residents at:

  • Encanto Recreation Center (6508 Wunderlin Ave.) A water truck will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. but residents will need to bring their own container.
  • Grace Missionary Baptist Church (6328 Brooklyn Ave.)
  • Greater Life Baptist Church (1012 Derby St.)
  • Black Contractors Association (6125 Imperial Ave.)
  • Pillars of the Community (6443 Imperial Ave.)

Donations of water are being accepted at the Black Contractors Associated or Pillars of the Community locations.

The city will inform affected customers when tests show that water is safe to drink and they no longer need to boil their water.