Water-Boiling Order Lifted in Whitefish

City had advised residents to boil water before consuming after water main break

By Justin Franz
Crews work to contain a water main break in Whitefish on Feb. 27, 2017. Justin Franz | Flathead Beacon

A citywide water-boiling order has been lifted in Whitefish a day after a water main broke near Baker Avenue.

Early Monday morning, a water main under Baker Avenue suffered a “catastrophic” failure, causing a significant drop in water pressure across the town. After pressure was restored, a series of bacteriological samples were taken throughout the system and sent to a lab to ensure it was still safe to consume. On Tuesday morning, the laboratory reported that all of Whitefish’s water was safe to drink.

Baker Avenue between Sixth and 10th Streets was closed on Monday so workers could repair the water main below. City officials said the street should be open later today.

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