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UPDATE: Water warning lifted in Wye area

Posted: 3:56 PM, Jun 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-14 17:59:41-04

MISSOULA – The drinking water warning for the Wye Area Water System was lifted Friday afternoon.

DEQ Spokesman Paul Driscoll said disease testing has all come back negative.

Tests for metals in the water will be concluded on Monday, and the DEQ expects those to also be negative.

Driscoll said the tests were a precaution and residents are safe to drink and use their water again.

MTN News reported Friday morning that a Wye Area Water System water storage tank had been potentially contaminated after a beer bottle was found near the water tank, indicating that someone had illegally accessed the area.