Montana officials warn water supply would run out in 36 hours

This photo provided by the City of Billings shows flooding at the Billings water plant on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, forcing the city plant to shut down. The water is shown clearly destroying a red gantry that allows treatment plant employees to access the main building

Revelation 16:9 “They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Residents of Montana’s largest city are warned water supply could run out in 36 HOURS after the only local treatment plant was inundated by devastating floods that have also closed Yellowstone National Park ‘indefinitely’ for first time in decades
  • Billings has just a 24-to 36-hour supply of water and officials asked its 110,000 residents to conserve
  • Officials did express optimism that the river would drop quickly enough for the plant to resume operations before the supply ran out
  • Heavy weekend rains and melting mountain snow had the Yellowstone River flowing at a historically high level of 16 feet as it raced past Billings
  • The city gets its water from the river and was forced to shut down its treatment plant at about 9:30 a.m. because it can’t operate effectively
  • ‘None of us planned a 500-year flood event on the Yellowstone when we designed these facilities,’ said Debi Meling, the city’s public works director

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