Manson boil order back on

MANSON – The boil order is back on for Manson water after a test taken earlier in the week indicated the presence of bacteria.

A single test sample showed a trace of bacteria, according to Manson Mayor Dave George. He said the water was fine when it was tested Monday, but a later test indicated that there was still a problem.

A water main break near the town’s water tower on Monday morning prompted the initial boil order.

George said new water samples were taken Wednesday. If their results show no contamination, the boil order will likely be lifted.