STRATFORD, Iowa—Xenia Rural Water District is advising residents of Xenia’s Eastern portion of the North Water Service Area to boil water before consumption following a water main break north of the City of Stratford. The District is in the process of repairing the water main.
IT IS RECOMMENDED NOT TO DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms that might be in the water due to the main break. The water may be used for bathing and other similar purposes.
After repairs are made to the water main, the District will test the water to ensure it is safe for consumption. Notice will be given to the residents when the boil advisory is been lifted.
For more information, please contact our office at 515-676-2117.
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.
(contributed article and photo, Xenia)