County residents under boil ordinance until further notice

Print Article

Central Shoshone County Water District is under a drinking water advisory until further notice following depressurization of the water system caused by a water main break that occurred sometime the evening of Tuesday, April 18.

Consumers are asked to drink bottled water or boil their water to a rolling boil for at least one minute before consumption.

The advisory will remain in effect until further notice.

The water service areas of Page, Smelterville, Kellogg, Wardner, Montgomery Gulch, Elizabeth Park, Big Creek, Sunny Slopes, and Osburn are affected.

The Enaville Service Area, Pinehurst Water District, Cataldo Water District, Kingston Water District and East Shoshone County Water District (Wallace, Mullan, and Burke) are not affected by the break and are not under advisory.

You may want to seek medical attention If you experience symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches if you have a severely compromised immune system, have an infant, are pregnant are elderly, or are at any increased risk for illness.

Repair crews have been working around the clock and as of Thursday morning bypass repairs were 75 percent complete.

Repairs are expected to be completed by early Thursday evening. Updates will be available on KWAL 620 AM radio, the Shoshone News-Press website, and KHQ TV news.

Please share this information with others.

Phone calls should be directed to the central Shoshone County Water District office at (208) 786-9141, or to the Department of Environmental Quality at (208) 769-1422. Heavy call volumes should be expected.

Disinfection, flushing, and testing are expected to be completed through Monday and consumers will be notified when water is safe to drink.

Print Article

Read More Local News

Vehicle crashes into Osburn business

April 24, 2017 at 6:39 pm | Shoshone News-Press This probably is not what St. Vincent de Paul means when they say that they accept donations... Osburn residents along Mullan Avenue were startled around 8:30 Sunday night and when 34- year old Ka...

Comments

Read More

The great 2017 Central Shoshone water saga

April 24, 2017 at 2:12 pm | Shoshone News-Press It was 12:03 a.m. on Friday when the open faucet in my home in Kellogg finally had water running through it. Some had water sooner, some later, but despite the frustrations that were experienced, ...

Comments

Read More

Event Calendar 4/22-4/28

April 22, 2017 at 2:00 am | Shoshone News-Press Saturday, April 22 • Osburn VFW breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Osburn. • Kellogg Baseball and Softball doubleheaders at home vs Timberlake High School. Games at 11 ...

Comments

Read More

Water outage coming to an end

April 20, 2017 at 8:14 pm | Shoshone News-Press The water is back on! According to the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office, who spoke with the Central Shoshone Water District (CSWD), the water for the district was turned back on at 8:30 p.m. Kellog...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 752-1120
620 E Mullan Ave.
P.O. Box 589
Osburn, Idaho 83849

©2017 Shoshone News Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X