UPDATE Boil Order Lifted In Sutherland

originally posted on June 19, 2016


Sutherland, Iowa — The City of Sutherland reports that repairs have been completed and the bacteria samples of the City’s water supply were satisfactory (meaning they contained no bacteria). City officials advise that it is no longer necessary to boil Sutherland water before use. They say they apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Original story:

Sutherland, Iowa — Residents of Sutherland are being told to boil water before drinking or cooking with it due to a power outage at the water tower.

The City of Sutherland has issued the boil advisory due to the loss of electricity at the water tower, which caused the system to lose pressure. Officials say that makes it possible for bacteria to enter the system.

Sutherland officials say the boil advisory is a precautionary advisory.

Water samples are being taken on Sunday, June 19th, and Monday, June 20th.

The order says, “Please boil your drinking water until further notice. We will have more information once samples are tested. Thank you.”

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