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Johnson County neighborhood under boil order

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JOHNSON COUNTY (KWWL) -

The Oak Ridge Lake Estates subdivision near Swisher is under a boil order after a leaking pipe caused pressure to drop in the supply well.

The leak was found by the homeowners association at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The repairs were completed by 3:45 p.m., but the pressure drop may have caused bacterial contamination.

Residents are advised to boil water used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth and food preparation until tests show the supply is free of bacteria.

The Iowa DNR recommends bringing the water to a boil, letting it boil for one minute and letting it cool before using.

The DNR will let residents know when the water is safe to drink.

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