The city of Stockton in Muscatine County issued a boil advisory this morning, anticipating a partial loss of water pressure as they make repairs to the water system.
The city expects to be low on pressure or without water from about 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as a contractor replaces plumbing in the water treatment plant and removes an old hydrant.
The city and the DNR recommend residents boil water until testing of water samples shows no bacteria in the system.
Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using. Use boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth and food preparation until the city notifies residents the water is safe to drink.
Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. Tap water can be used for bathing, laundry and other uses.
For more information, contact the city at 563-370-3465 or 563-349-8188. Or, call the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-4791.
For more information contact the city at 563-370-3465 or 563-349-8188. Or, call the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-4791. The DNR contact is Mark Heiderscheit at 319-653-2135 or Mark.Heiderscheit@dnr.iowa.gov.