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Tiffin issues boil order until Tuesday

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The City of Tiffin has issued a boil order for parts of town starting Friday. The City of Tiffin has issued a boil order for parts of town starting Friday.
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The City of Tiffin has issued a boil order for parts of town starting Friday.

City workers were installing a new pipe connection Friday afternoon when they needed to shut off the water to complete the work, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The boil order affects about 600 residents and businesses in the areas of Deer View Estates, as well as the area between "Highway 6 to the trailer court and from Summerhays to CCA High School," according to Michon Jackson, Tiffin City Clerk.

The city expects to complete repairs, restore water pressure and flush the lines by Friday night, but will keep the boil advisory in effect until they can test water samples, the DNR said in a press release.

Jackson said the boil order will be in effect through Tuesday.

A boil order is an order for residents to bring all potable water to a boil for one minute and then cool before drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and preparing food.

Boil orders are brought after a loss in water pressure, which can allow bacteria and other substances to enter the water supply.

Untreated water is fine to bathe in, according to the DNR.

 

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