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Waverly officials address water problem

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WAVERLY (KWWL) - City officials in Waverly report at least 30-40 homes without water because of frozen pipes.

They say cold temperatures have moved frost levels deeper into the ground, impacting the city's water service lines that are usually buried at a depth of less than five feet.

City officials said frost depths are now in excess of five feet, which is what's causing so many water lines to freeze in neighborhoods and businesses.

Residents are encouraged to check the temperature of cold water, and if it's below 40 degrees city officials recommend keeping a steady, small stream of water running to minimize the risk of frozen service lines.

City officials recommend residents without water purchase drinking water from area retailers.

For "non-potable water," or water used to flush toilets, a city vehicle with a bulk tank is available to deliver water. This service is available to Waverly residents who have frozen water pipes and have been placed on the "Frozen Pipes" list at City Hall. City officials said non-potable water should not be consumed for safety reasons.

Additionally, shower facilities are available for Waverly residents who are on the "Frozen Pipes" list. Free showers are available at "The W" on the Wartburg College campus.

More information can be found here or by calling Waverly City Hall at (319) 352-9065.

City officials said Wednesday residents are not under a boil order.
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