The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has lifted a boil order that was in place for a part of Walford for more than a week.
Water samples taken during routine testing in the Clover Ridge Subdivision in Walford earlier this month turned up positive for E. coli bacteria. More samples taken on October 11 were free of E. Coli bacteria, but tested positive for total bacteria, forcing the DNR to issue the boil order on October 15.
The DNR says five samples taken on October 18 show the water supply is absent of the bacteria and is safe to drink.
After shock chlorinating the wells, test results show five water samples drawn from the subdivision's water supply on Oct. 18 are absent of bacteria, indicating the water is safe to drink.
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