Boil water advisory lifted for Kirkland residents

BPA, a chemical found in many consumer products, including plastic water bottles, is likely present in the human body at much greater levels than previously believed, according to a new study. (Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

The city of Kirkland has lifted its boil water advisory.

Water samples have been tested and show no evidence of contamination.

After a boil advisory is lifted, the Department of Health advises to flush the plumbing of your home by running all water faucets for 5 minutes and to flush all appliances connected to the waterline, such as ice makers and dishwashers. 

Flushing ensures that there is fresh water flowing through the pipes. 

The Kirkland boil water advisory first went into effect on Aug. 3 after a water main break caused a loss of pressure in a portion of the city's water system.

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