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Bottled Water Advisory Issued for City of Elliott
Posted: 11/12/2013
ELLIOTT – The city of Elliott in Montgomery County has issued a bottled water advisory after contractors hit a water main Tuesday afternoon.

The city and the DNR recommend residents use bottled water until the city can test the water to make sure it is safe to drink. That could be several days after pressure is restored.

Bottled water is recommended because of the high level of nitrates in the Elliott water supply. Boiling concentrates nitrates in the water, which could cause the water to be unsafe for infants and pregnant women to drink.

Tap water can be used for bathing and other uses, but bottled water should be used for drinking, tooth washing, food preparation and similar uses.

For more information, call the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s water hotline at 1-800-426-4791.