Water remains safe to drink
The City of Kamiah is aware of people’s concern about the safety of our water supply given the yet unidentified hemorrhagic deer disease present in our area. Rest assured, our drinking water is still safe. The process we use was designed to handle much worse pathogens such as cholera, typhoid, and a number of others. First we remove an extreme percentage of whatever infectious concerns might be present, then we chlorinate and hold the water until anything that could theoretically sneak through would be inactivated. Idaho DEQ was contacted and they confirmed that we are fine and nothing further needs to be done. We continually monitor and frequently test to ensure that our water remains safe to deliver to all our customers- which includes our water operators and their families. We take our water quality very seriously.