Boil Advisory Issued for City of Aplington
Posted: 12/14/2013
APLINGTON – A boil advisory has been issued for the city of Aplington in Butler County following a water main break.

While the break was being repaired, the well pumps and the water tower were shut down which can drop water pressure creating the potential for bacteria to enter the system.

Due to the potential for bacterial contamination, it is being recommended that the water be boiled before using for drinking or cooking or that an alternative source such as bottled water be used until further notice.

The boil advisory will remain in place until the results of two sets of bacteria samples are received.  Because the city’s lab is not generally available on a weekend, the samples will probably be taken on Monday and Tuesday.  

Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.  The water may be used for bathing and other similar purposes.

General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1(800) 426-4791.