PORTLAND The boil water alert for some 570 customers in Southwest Portland was lifted Wednesday afternoon, city officials said.

No contamination was detected following the unexpected loss of pressure, and the water is safe to drink, said Tim Hall of the Portland Water Bureau.

Around 570 water bureau customers in Southwest Portland had been advised to boil their water Tuesday because of an issue related to pipe work.

Customers near Southwest 30th Street and Southwest Vermont Street were told to boil their tap water for at least a minute before using it for drinking, food preparation, ice or teeth brushing.

We regret any inconvenience this incident caused, Hall said. While the risk was low, a precautionary boil notice is a best practice designed to protect the health of drinking water customers.

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