Boil advisory issued in Marble Rock

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MARBLE ROCK – Due to routine cleaning and inspection of the town’s water tower Wednesday, the city of Marble Rock is advising residents to boil water during the maintenance and until bacteria samples come back clean.

Low pressure in the drinking water system during the maintenance creates the potential for bacteria to enter the system. City officials and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources are asking Marble Rock residents to boil their water until testing shows the water is again safe to drink.

Residents should let water boil for one minute, then cool it before using. They should use boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

Tap water can be used for bathing and similar purposes.

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