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Water restriction lifted

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has lifted a water advisory for a portion of the Xenia Rural Water District.  Residents in a portion of the Xenia Rural Water District north and west of Des Moines had been warned since last Friday of high nitrite levels. They were advised not to give water from the system to infants under the age of six months.  Water samples collected in the affected area on Tuesday indicated that levels had returned to a safe level, so the advisory was lifted Wednesday.  Authorities say the nitrite was coming from the conversion of naturally occurring ammonia from the wells.

Online Anchor/ReporterBob Waters

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