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BAKER CITY, Ore. -- The Baker City Public Works Department and Oregon's Health Authorities lifted a boil-water advisory that had been in effect for three weeks.

The boil advisory was lifted after two consecutive water samples tested negative for the parasite, cryptosporidium.

Health officials in Baker City still recommend that residents with HIV, those receiving cancer treatment, and infants go get advice from a health care professional before drinking the tap water.

And even though the order is lifted, city water users are encouraged to:

  • Run each faucet for three minutes before using, to clear the plumbing of any old water
  • Drain water heaters and refill before using
  • Run ice-makers for three batches, dump ice, wash, rinse and sanitize ice holders
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