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Boil advisory lifted in Storm Lake, IA area after water main break

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Storm Lake, IA boil advisory, issued July 19
A map of the area affected by the boil advisory.

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STORM LAKE, Iowa (KTIV) - A boil advisory put into place Monday morning in Storm Lake, Iowa has been lifted.

Tuesday morning, city officials said the affected areas of West Lake Estates, Emerald Park and Casino Beach are no longer under the advisory.

Officials say the work on the water main break, which caused the advisory, has been finished, and water tests have come back containing no bacteria.


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STORM LAKE, Iowa (KTIV) - A water main break in the Storm Lake, Iowa area occurred Monday morning, causing city officials to issue a boil advisory.

According to a press release, residents in the West Lake Estates, Emerald Park, and Casino Beach areas are under the advisory until further notice.

Officials say residents in these areas should not use any water for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth or cooking. Instead, residents should bring water to a boil for a full minute or more and then let the water cool prior to using, or use bottled water.

The city says crews are working to fix the valves and hope to have the boil advisory lifted as soon as possible. Crews will be conducting flushing and testing of the water in this area over the next couple of days prior to lifting the boil advisory.

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