City of Valentine residents are under a mandatory boil water notice from the City of Valentine. Late last evening the water pressure in the distribution system fell below a threshold that requires the city to test the water for bacteria. According to City Manger Shane Siewart, it is believed that a level sensor or piece of hardware in the reservoir malfunctioned and the tanks reached abnormally low levels. The city must now do a series of testing over the next couple of days to verify that there has been no contamination to the water supply. This is a required precaution in such a situation and there has not been any bacterial found in any samples as of yet.
Residents should bring drinking or cooking water to a boil for at least one minute to make sure its safe. It may take a couple of days to verify the water is not contaminated.
Additional guidelines on what to do during boil water advisories are located here: https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/drinking/drinking-water-advisories/boil-water-advisory.html
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