BISMARCK, N.D. — A temporary pipeline has been installed to bring water to people in Divide and Burke counties.
Residents of communities including Crosby, Fortuna, Noonan and Columbus were told over the weekend to boil tap water or use bottled water after a break in a Western Area Water Supply Authority pipeline underneath a wetland. About 2,000 people were affected.
KXMC-TV reports that a temporary line has been put in place until permanent repairs can be made. Water began flowing through it Monday night, though the boil order remained in place. A permanent line was expected to be installed by Wednesday.
The Bismarck Tribune reports that Noonan put an old water well back into operation, but residents were still cautioned to boil the water before drinking it or cooking with it.
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