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7:30 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Vandenberg Air Force Base water advisory lifted Thursday afternoon

Entrance to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
Entrance to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
Credit Flickr member Sharon Hahn Darlin

UPDATE: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 4:48 p.m.

Vandenberg Air Force Base officials posted Thursday afternoon that the "Boil Water Notice" has been canceled. Officials say the supply has been certified as safe for consumption, so normal use is approved.

UPDATE: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 5:59 p.m.

Vandenberg Air Force Base officials say Tuesday's water main break was the result of construction, and water service was restored in approximately 12 hours.

As of Wednesday evening, there was still no official word for when the safety recommendation on using bottled water or boiling tap water for cooking or drinking purposes would be dropped.

The water problem only affects those on the base itself. Vandenberg Village has a separate water system.

Original Story

Officials at Vandenberg Air Force Base are advising all base personnel and residents to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution.

"Until further notice, continue to boil your water for at least one minute prior to use," the base advised Wednesday morning on its official Facebook page.

Resident Brian McElhenny posted a comment saying, "Our water was brown but turned clear after running it for a bit... not sure exactly how clean the water is though." He recommends still boiling it.

The warning follows a water outage at the base. All water was turned off late Tuesday following an isolated broken water line.

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