Things to Know With little or no water moving through plumbing systems there is an increased chance of stagnant water conditions. This could result in discolored water, lower chlorine levels, higher concentrations of lead and copper, and could create an ideal environment for bacteria, including Legionella, to grow.
Actions to Take To help ensure the health and safety of the community fresh water should be drawn into building water systems and stagnant water flushed out before opening for business or using the water for typical purposes.
Resources The Environmental Protection Agency has developed an excellent guidance document called “Restoring Water Quality in Buildings for Reopening”. You can access this checklist at: https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/information-maintaining-or-restoring-water-quality-buildings-low-or-no-use
For additional information and best practices for restoring water service after a closure check out this webpage provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/building-water-system.html?utm_source=member%20benefit&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=43959&source_2=connections
We are looking forward to seeing our community get back to regular activities and want everyone to stay safe and healthy. If you have concerns regarding your Water Quality after following the steps above, please call the Public Works Water Quality Laboratory at (406) 657-8346 for assistance.