By Piper McPeters | The Rose Cityian/Rose City Live

Dog River residents are cautioned not to drink tap water without boiling it first because of a water-main break.

The city said the public should boil water for one minute before drinking, brushing teeth and food prep. It is safe to bathe.

The city issued the warning Monday, citing a loss of pressure in the distribution system the previous evening.

The problem occurred about 6 p.m. Sunday when a water main broke downtown, leaving residents there without water. Officials haven’t determined the cause of the break.

Water was restored downtown at 7:15 pm.

City officials issued the warning as standard procedure. Officials report tests for bacteria are underway, and the city anticipates water will be safe to drink within 48 hours.

“We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience,” said Wade Willson, Hood River interim public works director.

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