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Boil order issued in Early

EARLY (KWWL) - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has lifted a boil advisory for public drinking water in the city of Early.

Authorities say a break in the water main on Monday drained the water tower, creating the potential for bacterial contamination. Officials said Wednesday the temporary repairs have been made permanent.

Natural resources officials say water sampling indicates there is no bacterial contamination and residents can now return to using the water without boiling first.

Officials had advised tap water be brought to a boil for a minute before cooling and used for drinking, cooking, making ice or brushing. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms.

Online Reporter:  Bob Waters

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