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Crow tribal members advised to boil water due to broken line

Posted at 8:55 PM, Mar 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:49:49-04

UPDATE-  Public Emergency Notice- Water Distribution Services

Crow Tribal workers, in a joint effort with BIA and IHS, delivered and distributed water to residents and local businesses in Crow Agency.

Seventeen pallets of water were delivered Friday. Twenty pallets from Pepsi Co. and 12 pallets from WinCo Foods were donated on Saturday.

Two of the BIA water line breaks have been found, with one located near the St. Dennis Church. According to BIA officials, this emergency situation is expected to last through the weekend and possibly into next week.

Residents and Businesses in Crow Agency in need of water are asked to report to the Water Distribution/Donation Center at the Fire Hall, located south of Little Bighorn College.

Port-a-potties have been delivered throughout the community.

If residents have any questions or need to report an emergency situation, please contact Vernon Hill at the Crow Tribe DES/Public Safety Office: (406) 679-6415.

CROW AGENCY- Residents in Crow Agency are under a drinking water warning because of a possible water line break.

Crow Department of Emergency Services Director Ed Eastman issued the warning around 6 p.m. Friday, advising residents to boil water for three minutes before using.

Water pressure in the line dropped over the last few days, he said.

The Crow Tribe, the BIA and Indian Health Services determined there was at least one break in the line on Friday morning.

About half of the 1,200 to 1,500 people in Crow Agency do not have any water.

Bottled water and porta potties have been delivered to some neighborhoods.

It’s possible the break may be near Interstate 90 and Highway 212, according to the tribe.

With snow thawing and puddles in the area, it’s been a challenge to determine the exact location of the break.

Eastman says it may still take a few days to find and fix the pipe.