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The 'do not drink tap water' order lifted for residents near North Bend

Eighty-two Sallal Water Association customers near North Bend are being told not to drink their tap water for several more days after a break-in at one of the association's water towers.

NORTH BEND, Wash. – It’s now safe for residents in the Riverpoint and upper Mt. Si Road neighborhoods to drink their tap water.

The water was confirmed safe to drink on Saturday after final tests confirmed there was no bacteria in the water, according to the Sallal Water Association.

The do not drink water order went into effect Wednesday, October 31 after someone broke into a 158,000 gallon water tower near North Bend and cut several locks and monitoring equipment, a spokesman for the King County Sheriff's Office said.

Tests showed signs of coliform bacteria in the water, according to a statement from the Sallal Water Association.

About 175 homes were affected by the water alert, according to Sallal Water Association.

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