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Jul 25, 2012


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Shelly Nolan
Permitting and Compliancence


Water Main Broken in Laurel


Helena – The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has been informed that a water main in Laurel has been broken. Water has been lost from the city storage tank and loss of water pressure is starting to be felt in the northern areas of Laurel. The DEQ has Issued a Boil Order for the system.

City staff is working to shut the main off.

In the meantime, residents of Laurel are being asked to conserve water by shutting off all excess use such as sprinkling, irrigation and any other unnecessary use of water. Because the water system lost pressure, residents should not drink the water without boiling it first for at least 1 minute or using bottled water as an alternative. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and preparing food until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. More information about boiling water can be found at

The public may call 406-628-4796 if they have questions.

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