Drinking water quality is a big issue in North Dakota, with more than 3 million people in the state relying on groundwater for drinking and cooking.
But the state’s water system isn’t always running smoothly.
The Associated Press has the story below.
The AP reported Thursday that North Dakota officials have not yet issued any emergency drinking water restrictions in North Carolina, Texas or Florida.
The AP also reported that there are no plans to issue an emergency order for bottled water.
But that hasn’t stopped local officials in several areas, including Fargo, from trying to find a solution.
They say they’re trying to conserve water while the state finds a solution, which is expected to take weeks.
State officials say there’s no need for immediate water restrictions, but officials say it’s important to use caution when using bottled water because of the water’s mineral content.
North Dakota’s Department of Environmental Quality says the water is safe for drinking.
The state says it will not issue an order to limit bottled water use until the state can verify that the water in the reservoirs is safe to drink.