Boil water notice for Portola residents after water main break

Updated Friday, September 23-

The City of Portola now anticipates resolving the problem within at or before 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 24. Residents in the city are advised to continue utilizing boiled or bottled water until further updates are made available.

Due to a recent water main break located at the corner of Gulling and Magnolia which occurred on Thursday, September 22 around 12:30 p.m. the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, the Plumas County Health Department, and the (City of Portola) Water System are advising residents of North Portola Areas to only use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution to avoid stomach or intestinal illness.

The affected area includes the area between Loyalton Street South to Plumas Street and from West Street East to Pine Street. We will inform you when tests show that water is safe to drink, and you no longer need to boil your water. We anticipate resolving the problem within at or before 3 p.m. on Friday, September 23. If you have questions about other uses of tap water, such as bathing and dish washing, please call your water system or read this guidance:

Optional: Potable water is available at the following locations: City of Portola, Public Works 120 Main St.