The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has ordered the entire City of Cle Elum and the City of South Cle Elum to be under the boil water order. The entire City of Cle Elum along with South Cle Elum is under the boil water order. No other locations are under the order at this time (there is no order for Roslyn, Ronald, or Easton). Kittitas County Public Health (KCPHD) is working with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), City of Cle Elum, and the City of South Cle Elum regarding a broken water main.
Everyone in the affected area must bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute and then let the water cool before using. To avoid possible illness, use boiled or purchased bottled water for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, handwashing, and food preparation until further notice.
KCPHD is notifying food establishments in Cle Elum and South Cle Elum areas that they cannot prepare or serve food until the approval of the water system by DOH.
KCPHD will continue to provide updates via press releases as more information becomes available. For food establishments in the area who have questions or concerns, please contact KCPHD at 509-962-7515.