ONAWA, Iowa (KTIV) - A boil advisory has been issued for the city of Onawa, Iowa.
According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the reason for the advisory is that a malfunctioning sensor drained Onawa's storage structure overnight Thursday.
The water pressure has been restored, but the city has issued a boil advisory for the entire community, including the rest area along I-29.
Because pressure losses can cause bacteria to enter the water distribution system, officials are urging residents to boil their water until tests confirm the water is safe to drink.
Residents should bring all water used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth or preparing food to a boil, let it boil for one minute and let it cool before using.
For more information about boil advisories and what you need to do, check out this information from the CDC.