The EPA asked the district to post a boil order as a precaution, but it failed to do so, Poulson said. Tribal officials posted an unofficial notice to residents and an official one is expected. Residents voted to dissolve the district Aug. 1 after tribal members alleged it was not testing for a pesticide in the groundwater. The Idaho Board of Health will test Fort Hall water until some decision is made about the management of the system.
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