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Drinking water warning lifted in Newell, IA

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NEWELL, Iowa (KTIV) -- As of Thursday afternoon, the drinking water warning has been lifted in Newell, Iowa.


NEWELL, Iowa (KTIV) - City officials in a Buena Vista County, Iowa, community have issued a drinking water warning.

The City of Newell, Iowa, issued the warning on Wednesday after it was believed mercury entered their drinking water supply.

Samples are currently being collected to determine if there is any contamination.

Officials say residents should not drink the water, and alternative water should be used for washing your hands, showering, making baby formula, making ice, brushing teeth and preparing food.

Residents are also told to not boil the water or for pets to drink the water.

Officials say the water may be used to flush toilets.

Anyone with questions is asked to call Newell City Hall at (712) 272-4410.

Blake Branch

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