City of Athena issues boil-water warning due to flooding

Boiling water

ATHENA, Ore. – The City of Athena in Umatilla County, Oregon has issued a boil-water advisory following the recent flooding.

According to city staff, as of late Thursday afternoon preliminary water testing has showed signs of bacteria in drinking water.

They believe this was caused by the flooding of Wildhorse Creek.

Final results are expected to be issued sometime this morning.

“In the meantime, we strongly suggest that you take the precaution of boiling your water before using,” the city said in a statement.

Check back for an update.