Soap Lake is the new Flint?

A water boil order has been posted for the City of Soap Lake.

Multiple water main layers have failed within the city prompting the Grant County Sheriff's Office to issue this decree for the citizens of Soap Lake.

The boil-water advisory will remain in effect until the water can be tested for contaminants.

Soap Lake Police Chief Ryan Cox said the breaks occurred when construction crews attempted to connect a newly rebuilt section of water lines with the existing system.

Four total ruptures were discovered in the system, three in the main line, and one in an auxiliary line. Even though the breaks were confined to a certain area of the system, the entire line was halted and the water-boil order was given.

Contact the Soap Lake Police Department for more information.