CHINOOK, Mont. (NMB) – All residents of Chinook will be under a boil water advisory beginning later this week following a temporary water shut off to repair a defective water line.
The water shut off is scheduled to take place from 7 PM on Wednesday evening to 9 AM on Thursday morning. The boil water advisory will begin Thursday morning and could last until Monday, although that is subject to change.
During the advisory, do not drink water without boiling it first. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and food preparation.
A press release says that because the distribution system is being depressurized, there is an increased chance that the water may contain disease-causing organisms during the advisory. Once work is complete and the water is back to safe levels, the city will notify residents that it is ok to consume.
Residents may notice a pronounced odor of chlorine in the water once water is turned back on, but the city says this is to be expected.
In addition, water may appear discolored immediately after it is reinstated. If you experience this issue, run the water until it clears. If water won’t flow from a particular faucet, remove the screen and run water. Clean the faucet screen and reinstall it.
Residents should have already been notified of the impending shut off and boil advisory.
If you have any questions regarding the water interruption, please contact the city at 357-3160.
Updates will also be made available on the city’s Facebook page.