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UPDATE: Boil Order Lifted for portions of Iowa City

UPDATE: The precautionary boil advisory issued on Thursday for Iowa City west of Riverside Drive and University Heights has been lifted. Testing confirms that Iowa City tap water is safe for drinking and cooking.

Below is information provided by the city of Iowa City...

Due to a main break on Capitol Street near Lafayette Street on the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 19, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has requested a precautionary boil advisory for Iowa City west of Riverside Drive and University Heights. This does not include the University of Iowa, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics or the Veteran's Administration Hospital, which utilize a separate water supply.

The boil advisory is effective immediately. The repair to the water main has been completed and all service has been restored. The advisory will remain in place until two sets of bacteria samples have been completed confirming that the water meets all regulatory standards.

Due to the potential for bacterial or other contamination, it is recommended by the IDNR that residents either boil water or use bottled water for drinking or cooking until further notice.

Residents are advised to bring water to a boil for one minute and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. Tap water may be used for bathing and other similar purposes.

Find more information at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline, 800-427-4791.

Residents will be notified when the boil advisory is lifted. It is anticipated the advisory will be lifted by Monday, Feb. 24.
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