UPDATE: Health district recommends Lincoln and Gooding counties check water
UPDATE: Health district recommends Lincoln and Gooding counties check water.
(KMVT/KSVT) — Authorities recommend a well-water check Wednesday afternoon for the northwest portion of Lincoln County, and a portion of Gooding County for possible groundwater contamination due to recent flooding.
“Because of possible well water contamination, South Central Public Health District is recommending that residents living within 10 miles of 8 Mile Road and 720 North do not use untreated well water,” according to a post on the district’s Facebook page.
Anyone who believes their groundwater may be contaminated can contact South Central Public Health District.
Water test kits have run out at the Gooding County Courthouse, but they are available at the Public Health District office in Gooding, at 255 N. Canyon Drive.
Test kits are also available at the Lincoln County Community Center.
For more information, contact the South Central Public Health District at 208-737-5900.
Editor’s note: A previous version of this story said there was a boil order in place.
Authorities have updated that to a well-water check.
They recommend getting a testing kit and testing any drinking water.