Worden Ballantine Tap Water Not Safe to Drink
The Worden Ballantine Yellowstone County Water & Sewer District is advising residents that the tap water currently contains nitrate levels that are over the allowable limit for human consumption. In a notice posted yesterday (3/31) they are reminding their water customers that boiling the water does not make it safe. PDF HERE. Bottled water is the safest alternative for those concerned.
The WBYC Water & Sewer District offers the additional advice:
What should I do?
- You should NOT boil the water, however if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.
- Water, juice, and formula for children under 6 months of age should not be prepared with tap water.
- People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
Bottled water is being handed out to WBYC WSD customers while supplies last. For more information, please contact WBYC WSD at (406) 967-2550 or at 2449 Main Street, Worden, MT 59088. Please share this information.
NOTE: There are social media posts stating that Billings has issued a boil order for Billings water. Those rumors are not true. The City of Billings Public Works Facebook page stated today:
The City of Billings has not issued a boil advisory, and we are not aware of any concerns that would lead to such an advisory being issued. Your tap water is safe to drink as always. The City of Billings water is regularly tested for quality and safety and currently meets or exceeds all regulatory standards for safe drinking water.