March 5 Update: The boil order is lifted.

Original notice:

Monticello residents who live south of Highway 278 and east of Main Street (Highway 83) are under a precautionary boil order until further notice, according to a boil order notice from the City of Monticello.

All customers using water in this quadrant of Monticello are advised that the water may be unsafe for human consumption. Water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes should be boiled for one minute before use. All ice cubes should be discarded. As an alternative, bottled water may be used.:

Currently, Monticello has adequate water supply and water pressure to supply the city and subsequent water systems; however, due to the recent winter weather some the water tanks lost some pressure.

All water systems are asking residents to please check their properties for pipes that may have frozen and are now thawed and busted. Also, check properties that are not your primary residences, structures behind your residence that have water lines run to them, farms, deer camps, etc. If you find a broken/busted pipe call and have your water disconnected until it can be repaired.

This is a precautionary boil order defined as a presumption is made that the water may be contaminated and the notice is for precautionary measures.

Samples were taken today, February 22, 2021. The results will be back within seven days. At that time, the public will be notified of the results. Please continue to boil the water for at least one minute until further notice.

Call Monticello City Hall at 367-4400 or the Monticello Police Department at 367-3411 for more information.