St Mary's Glacier Drinking Water Warning

The following Drinking Water Warning has been passed out to residents of the St. Mary's Glacier community during tonight's community meeting. 

Boil your water before using. 
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What does this mean? What should I do?
Do not drink the water without boiling it first.  Bring all water to a boil.  Let it boil for three (3) minutes, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation.

Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from an automatic icemaker.  Remake ice cubes with water that has been boiled, or purchase bagged ice from an area not under advisory. Flush the icemaker water line after the advisory has been lifted.

While no contamination has been detected, the inability to maintain pressure in the distribution system may allow disease causing organisms to enter the water system.  These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps diarrhea, and associated headaches.  The symptoms above are not caused only by organisms found in drinking water.  If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. 

These precautions should be taken into account for household pets.  Do not let household pets consume water without boiling and cooling the water first