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Clean Samples Confirmed from E. Missoula Drinking Water

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EAST MISSOULA -

State officials confirm five clean samples from potentially contaminated drinking water in east Missoula.
    
About 70 residents at Greenland Trailer Park haven't been able to drink their water since Tuesday, while state officials tested it.

City-County Health Department employees said workers replacing a septic drain field at Greenland Trailer Park hit a water line near a septic tank.

They said it's still unknown if any sewage came in contact with the water supply, but the Department of Environmental Quality tested samples to be sure.

ADEA Property Management sent a boil order to residents on Tuesday.

Jeanna Miller, of the Missoula City-County Health Dept., said, "Safe for things like laundry, but not to drink, obviously not to things like brush your teeth, perhaps taking a bath in the water, getting it near your eyes, nose or throat, would probably not be a good idea."

Health officials said only the two water wells at Greenland Trailer Park could be infected.

They said the tests are usually completed within 48 hours.

Now, they're chlorinating the water system and will take follow-up samples.

If those turn up clean, they'll life the boil order.

We'll keep you updated on those results as we learn more.

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