Minburn customers of the Xenia Rural Water District are under a temporary boil advisory following a disruption in the distribution system and a drop in pressure Tuesday, according to a statement issued by the city of Minburn.
The boil advisory will last until the city’s water system tests free of contaminants. For more information, call the city of Minburn at 515-677-2245.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources advised residents of Minburn to boil water used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth or preparing food. Bottled water may also be used until testing shows the water is safe to drink.
Residents should bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute and let it cool before using. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water, the DNR said. Tap water may be used for bathing and similar purposes.
Residents may also use bottled water until the safety of the city’s water supply is verified as safe.
Two sets of water samples, taken 24 hours apart, will be tested to determine whether the water is safe and when the advisory can be lifted.
For more information, call the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-4791 for general guidelines on ways to reduce risks of infection.
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