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Boil Advisory In City Of Wyoming

WYOMING, Iowa (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- The City of Wyoming is recommending a boil advisory for drinking water for the Northwest section of the water system. This is not an order, only an advisory. This area is on W. Green St. from Oak to State, W. Webster St. from Maple to State and N. Maple from Green to Main.

Due to a water repair complication part of the system is shut off until repair is made. Since the water pressure dropped, there is the potential for bacterial contamination. It is being recommended that the water be boiled before using for drinking or cooking or that an alternative source be used.

The City of Wyoming will flush the lines and collect bacteria samples for testing. Additional flushing may need to be conducted. This advisory is a precaution until bacterial sample results are available. Test results are expected back later this week. The public will be notified when the results are available and the advisory is lifted.

It is recommended not to drink the water without boiling it first. Water should be brought to a boil, boiled one minute and then allowed to cool before using. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, food preparation, cooking, brushing teeth, etc. Boiling destroys bacteria. The water may be used for bathing and other similar purposes.
 
For more information, please contact the City at 488-3970. 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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