Boil advisory in effect for Buffalo Center

originally posted on August 16, 2016


Update: The City of Buffalo Center canceled the boil advisory as of Friday, Aug. 19. Previous story below.

     The City of Buffalo Center has issued a boil advisory for the city’s water supply, following a loss of pressure in the water system on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

     The loss of pressure means that bacteria may have gotten into the water supply, so everyone who uses city water is advised to boil it before driking or cooking. People may also wish to use bottled water. Directions for boiling are to bring the water to a boil for one minute and let it cool before use. Boiled or bottled water should also be used for brushing teeth or making ice.

     City water may still be used for bathing and other similar purposes.

     The boil advisory will remain in effect until further notice. The city says the water system has been repaired, repressurized, and bacteria samples will be collected. This advisory is a precaution until bacterial sample results are available.

     For more information, contact Deb Jensvold, City Clerk at 641-562-2505. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

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