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Everybody panic: Earlier today, the Portland Water Bureau issued a Boil Water Notice for the entire Portland metro area, advising all residents in the red areas above to boil all tap water used for drinking and food preparation. (The reason: E. coli found in two samples taken from the Mt. Tabor reservoir.)
Unfortunately, the measure is having a major effect on local restaurants, many of whom were forced to toss out food prepped before this morning’s announcement, or make rushes to local supermarkets for bottled water and ice. (WWeek was first to report that Stumptown Coffee closed all Portland cafes today due to the notice.) Meanwhile, some restaurants — like the Bent Brick — are offering #pdxboil specials, mostly on beer, wine, and other non-H20 beverages.
You know what, though? If you had one of these, like I do: Berkey Light Water Filter System with 2 Black Berkey Filters, you wouldn’t be worrying about any of this at all. (Mine’s still going strong on the first set of filters after nearly four years. I have backup filters stored away, of course. Each set is supposed to be good for a minimum of five years.
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