A boil order was issued for the residents of Minburn Saturday, according to an announcement posted on the city’s website and repeated on social media.
City authorities issued the boil order after a water main break caused a drop of pressure, draining the water tower Friday night.
In a statement issued Saturday, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) urged Minburn residents to boil water as a precaution.
Boiling water kills bacteria and other organisms. All water used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth or preparing food should be brought to a boil and boiled for one minute. Cool before using. Bottled water may also be used as an alternative.
Unboiled tap water may be used for bathing and similar purposes, the DNR said.
Repairs and flushing were completed, according to the DNR. Two set of water samples, taken 24 hours apart, will be collected and tested to determine when the water is safe and the advisory can be lifted.
For more information, contact Minburn City Councilman Joe Stuetelberg at 515-419-1183 or Xenia Water Supply Operator Mitch Johnson, at 515-669-1103.
ThePerryNews.com will update this story as information becomes available.