The Glacier Water District is preparing to paint our 500,000 gallon steel tank. To do so we need to drain the tank. Our well can pump 500gpm, but our community usage during peak demand hours (morning and dinner time) may exceed the pump capacity.
Please take the following actions:
Conserve Water by:
Avoid doing laundry or taking showers during peak demand hours (morning and dinner time).
Curtail all use of water outside except spot watering of plants in critical need.
If your tap stops flowing because of insufficient pressure:
Contact the office right away. If the pressure in the pipes is less than atmospheric pressure, contaminants can be pulled into the system through leaks or other cross connections.
Boil water before drinking. Bring water to a rolling boil for one minute. Boiled water should be used for drinking, making ice, food preparation, washing dishes, and brushing teeth
We will coordinate with the state health department (Office of Drinking Water) to collect samples and advise you when the water is again safe to drink.
The state Drinking Water Regulations require that the water system be designed and operated to maintain 30 pounds of water pressure throughout the distribution system under normal circumstances. When a loss of pressure occurs, it is possible for contamination from the environment, such as human or animal waste, to be drawn into the water system. Microbes in these wastes can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms of illness. This may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems. Please note that these symptoms may also be the result of events totally unrelated to drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increased risk should seek advice about disease causing organisms in drinking water from their health care provider.
How long will this advisory last?
. . . we plan to begin draining the tank on Sunday, May 20th.
It typically takes 3 days to paint and allow the paint to cure
We plan to have the tank back in service by Wednesday, May 23rd.
We will post another notice when we have returned the system to normal operations.
Thank you for your support and patience.