(October/ Civil Beat) The Navy urged residents to conserve water after a fourth water main break occurred on its system Monday, adding to the list of problems for some 93,000 people near Pearl Harbor who faced a fuel contamination crisis last year.
Military officials said people should continue to boil water for drinking and cooking as a precaution against bacteria until the system is deemed safe.
“My main concern is the sediment and bacteria,” Navy Capt. Mark Sohaney, the commander of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, said at a news conference.
The previous three water main breaks occurred Friday, prompting the Navy to order residents to boil their water and forcing the closure of child development centers, gyms and other facilities.
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