South Bainbridge water advisory ends

A health advisory for customers of Emerald Heights Water Inc. on Bainbridge Island was called off Tuesday afternoon, after lab tests confirmed the water is safe to drink.

The state Department of Health issued the advisory after a water main broke Friday while workers were installing a new chlorination device. It was possible that the water became contaminated before the break was repaired, so officials issued the warning and disinfected the system.

The advisory affected 79 homes in the Emerald Heights and Deer Ridge subdivisions, as well as a few homes along Opal Ridge Road.

Emerald Heights customers who have questions about their water may call (206) 780-7850.