Last week, a pair of Fortuna restaurants were dinged by the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Environmental Health for continuing to operate despite not having access to a potable water supply due to the City of Fortuna’s planned shutoff.

After community complaints, both Pepper’s and McDonald’s were inspected and found to be out of compliance with health regulations due to the temporary conditions.  

Both restaurants were allowed to reopen once water service was restored.