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Havre residents advised to boil water

No contamination confirmed in water supply, precautionary measure as system is flushed

Havre went under a water boil advisory Friday as cases of a water-borne illness have gone up significantly this year.

Havre Public Works Director Trevor More said this morning that the cause of the illness, a water-borne parasite, has not been confirmed in the water supply and the advisory is just a precaution.

“It’s just an association with the public water supply as a water-borne disease,” he said.

He added that it is an advisory, not a do-not-consume order on the water, and no emergency has been declared.

Mork said the water treatment plant is increasing its chlorination to disinfect the wa...

 

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