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UPDATE: Boil order lifted in Vinton

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VINTON (KWWL) -

City officials in Vinton say the boil order issued Friday has been lifted.  Craig Walker, assistant plant operator for the city, told KWWL News further tests revealed there was never E.coli nor bacteria in the system.  He says the boil order was issued due to bad samples being taken Friday morning. 

 

Earlier story:  The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has issued a boil order for the City of Vinton after sample results showed coliform and E. coli in the water supply.

Water samples taken on Friday morning showed high total levels of coliform and E. coli.

Residents should boil their drinking water until test results show the water is safe to drink.

To kill the bacteria, let the water boil for one minute and let it cool before using. Boiled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and making food. Un boiled water can be used for bathing and similar uses.

The bacteria may pose greater health risks for infants, young children, some elderly persons and people with compromised immune systems. Disease symptoms may include diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches and fatigue, according to the Iowa DNR.

For more information, call Vinton City Hall at 319-472-4707 or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-4791.

The boil order will remain in place until samples test clean.

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