Posted: May 22, 2013 1:16 PM by KBZK
Updated: May 22, 2013 1:16 PM
UPDATE: An advisory warning people about Bozeman's drinking water has been lifted.
The state has given the all clear on Bozeman's drinking water after tests came back negative.
BOZEMAN - The City of Bozeman is warning residents that the water may be contaminated due to recent rain washing sediment into the water supply.
Water standards have changed recently and Bozeman's plant is still operating under the old standards. However, a new plant, which is in the works, will meet the new standards. A notice was posted on the City of Bozeman's website to inform the public about the situation, according to city staff.
"This Health Advisory is precautionary. The City of Bozeman water treatment plant is experiencing higher than normal turbidities. Water system personnel are working diligently to get the water treatment plant back to compliance," the notice states.
The notice tells people they do not need to boil water or take other precautions, but if they do have health concerns, to contact a doctor. It adds that people with severely comprised immune systems, infants and some elderly may be at an increased risk.
The notice adds that if this was an emergency, residents would have been notified immediately.
Test results on the water are due back to the city on Wednesday.