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Boil advisory lifted for cities in Warren, Madison counties

The advisory was originally issued Monday for the cities in both Warren and Madison counties, affecting nearly 5,900 rural customers.

WARREN COUNTY, Iowa — Editor's note: The above video is from Tuesday, July 26, before the boil advisory was lifted. 

The Warren Water District boil advisory was lifted for all customers Wednesday morning.

The Warren Water District website alert said that tested samples "were negative for contamination. This means the water never had the presence of bacteria or contamination. Thank you for taking the extra precautions the last couple of days." 

The advisory was originally issued Monday for the cities in both Warren and Madison counties. 

Nearly 5,900 rural customers were affected by the boil advisory, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said in a press release

The advisory came after the district experienced a ruptured water line Sunday that affected water levels and pressure in several water towers. 

Iowa DNR reported that repairs were made early Monday morning, but residents were advised to continue boiling water as a precaution throughout Tuesday.

Under a boil advisory, residents are instructed to bring all water used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth or preparing food to a boil for at least one minute before using. 

Alternatively, affected customers were encouraged to use bottled water. 

For more information, contact Warren Water Supply Assistant Manager Andy Fish at 515-208-5350. 

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