Marion County Emergency Management
June 7, 2018
Point of Distribution Map Sites
June 2, 2018
Do I need to flush out my faucets?
Flushing both cold water and hot water is recommended. You can flush out your faucets in two ways:
For cold water, you should flush your faucets after the drinking water advisory lifted.
How? Turn on the cold water tap at all faucets and run the water until you feel a change in water temperature; until the water gets noticeably colder. This may take several minutes. Begin with the faucet that is on the highest floor in your home or building and then open the other faucets one at a time moving from the highest floor to the lowest.
For hot water, you should flush your lines for 5 to 10 minutes.
How? Begin with the faucet that is on the highest floor in your home or building and then open the other faucets one at a time moving from the highest floor to the lowest.
Do I need to clean my appliances – like refrigerators or ice makers?
For refrigerators, consult your equipment’s owner's manual for directions to clean appliances such as water softeners and filter units.
For water dispensers and ice makers – that are connected to your water line - you need to flush and clean them. Follow the directions in the owner's manual or:
· Change the filter cartridges.
· Throw out ice.
· Flush the water dispenser for 3 to 5 minutes.
· Run the ice maker for 1 hour.
· Throw out all the ice.
· Wash and sanitize bin areas.
NOTE: Food service providers with large quantities of ice are encouraged to call Marion County Health and Human Services Environmental Health at 503-588-5346 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 503-910-8891 Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For hot water heaters, by flushing your hot water lines, new water will replace the water effected by the advisory.
Do I need to do anything with my well?
No. Wells are not affected by the water advisory.
June 1, 2018
Water Distribution Sites Map
CityofSalem_drinking_water_advisory_cyanotoxins_2018May418pm.pdf- White Paper
Free drinking water will be available at multiple locations throughout Marion
and Polk counties tonight. The water distribution operation is a cooperative
effort between Marion County, City of Salem, and the Oregon Military
The following Salem sites will open 24/7:
- Wallace Marine Park, 200 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem
- Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th St. NE, Salem
- Bush’s Pasture Park, Mission St. entrance, 600 Mission St. SE, Salem
- Woodmansee Park, 4629 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem
The following Marion County sites will open 24/7:
- Chemeketa Community College, Brown Parking Lot, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE,
- AMF Firebird Lanes, 4303 Center Street NE, Salem
- Former Chevrolet Dealership, 5325 Denver Street, Turner
The sites will operate around the clock until further notice. All bulk water
distribution locations are pull-through. Residents must bring their own
containers. There is a 5 gallon limit per vehicle.
The City of Keizer continues to offer a chlorinated fill station off at
Chalmer Jones Park off Rickman Rd NE. They also are offering two truck fill
stations. The City of Keizer website currently features all businesses providing
water while the advisory is in effect at www.keizer.org.
Latest water tests for the cities of Stayton, Gates, Mill City, Mehama, and
Lyons indicate no water advisories are necessary at this time.
The water advisory applies to:
- Those under the age of six
- People with compromised immune systems or pre-existing liver conditions
- People receiving dialysis treatment, or other sensitive populations
- Pregnant women or nursing mothers
In the following locations: City of Salem, City of Turner, Suburban East
Salem Water District, and Orchard Heights Water Association
The city of Salem advisory page continues to be updated at www.cityofsalem.net/water-advisory.
Organizational Structure of Marion County Emergency Management
Board of Commissioners - Commissioner -
Sam Brentano (Board Designee) (503) 588-5212
Public Works/Emergency Management Director - Alan Haley (503) 588-5036
County Emergency Manager -
Ed Flick (503) 365-3133
Emergency Management Planner -
Vacant (503) 365-3136
EM Program Coordinator -
Krista Carter (503) 588-5108
EM Program Coordinator -
Erik Anderson (503) 365-3186