Quimby, Iowa under a boil advisory
Quimby, Iowa under a boil advisory.
QUIMBY, Iowa (KTIV) – The city of Quimby is under a boil advisory due to a problem with the distribution system.
The city is recommending that all water be boiled before using for drinking or cooking due to the potential for bacterial contamination.
After the repairs are made the system will be repressurized and bacteria samples will be collected.
This advisory is a precaution until bacterial sample results are available.
The city says residents should bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water.
Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.
The water may be used for bathing and other similar purposes.
For more information, please contact City Hall at 712-445-2319.
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.