WPR News
10:30 am
Mon January 12, 2009

Water in Sundance safe

Sundance, Wy – Test results from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality show that Sundance residents can safely drink city water.
Crook County Emergency Management Coordinator Gari Gill said
Monday that tests completed over the weekend prompted the city to
lift a ban on drinking water that began when diesel fuel was
detected in the water.
Residents of the northern half of Sundance had been restricted
from drinking city water for a week.
Gill has said a contract driller accidentally polluted the city
well while drilling a new well. Once the problem was noticed, the
city shut the tainted well and opened two other water wells.
Gill says the city will rely on other wells until it figures out
how to handle the polluted well.
He says there have been no reports of sickness resulting from
the tainted water.