Gilroy, California – Early Friday morning, the city of Gilroy advised its residents not to drink the water because one of the city’s wells had high levels of nitrate.
During regular testing of the water quality on Thursday evening, the well was found to have levels of nitrate that were higher than what is considered acceptable, according to the city’s Public Works Department. The intersection of Gilman Road and Camino Arroyo is the location of the well.
According to the results of the tests, the nitrate levels were much higher than the allowed limit of 10 milligrams per liter for contaminants.
As required by the state, the city has informed all of its residents and customers about the nitrate levels and sent the test results to the California State Water Resources Board.
Additionally, it is expected that customers will be provided with important information on the drinking water.
According to the city’s statement, the reason for the high nitrate level is unclear, and the well has been temporarily put out of service as a result. The water will be tested until it has a level of 10 milligrams per liter or less, which is what the state water board says is safe.
Customers are advised by the city to read the drinking water advisory and follow its recommendations for their own safety and health.