County residents under boil ordinance until further notice

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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.

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