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Breached pipe at Philipsburg water source fixed, residents asked to keep conserving water

Pipeline issue limiting water
Posted at 9:23 AM, May 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-23 16:44:01-04

UPDATE, 2:33 PM — Philipsburg Mayor Daniel Reddish told MTN News a breached pipe at the Fred Burr source was detected around 1 a.m. Monday.

Reddish said the breach occurred under approximately six feet of snow. Public Works, volunteers, and other officials were able to locate and repair the pipe.

Although the breach has been repaired, the water still needs to be disinfected and is being monitored.

Residents are asked to continue conserving water and report any issues to either Public Works or Town Hall for the next couple of days.

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PHILIPSBURG - On Monday morning, Philipsburg City officials asked residents to conserve water due to a pipeline issue.

According to a social media post, the town is at risk of losing water within a 10-hour period. Anyone needing drinking water can obtain it at the Downtown Fire Hall, the new Fire Hall, or Town Hall. Individuals needing assistance with obtaining drinking water can contact the Sheriff's Office at 406-859-3251 or Town Hall at 406-859-3821.

This is a developing story and will be updated if more information becomes available.