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Emergency wells being constructed in Hamburg and Glenwood to provide water to residents

  • 3/25/2019 3:20:00 PM
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HAMBURG, Iowa – A do not use advisory is currently in place in Hamburg advising residents to only use the water to flush toilets and avoid all other uses of the water.

Over the weekend, DNR staff assisted the City of Hamburg in sampling an emergency test well that was recently drilled with hopes of getting an emergency well finished later this week to provide water pressure until the Hamburg water treatment plant can be repaired from the flood damage. At this time, the quality of the water from that emergency well is unknown; therefore, residents are urged to avoid use under the “do not use” advisory.

Media Contact: Thad Nanfito, DNR Environmental Specialist, 712-250-0117,

GLENWOOD, Iowa – Residents are urged to continue conserving water in Glenwood, although residents should boil the water and use only for basic needs.

Water continues to be transported in from Shenandoah and Red Oak to maintain pressure of the system and an emergency well is currently under construction. In the meantime, residents are urged to delay use of washing machines, dish washers, and other uses so that the system can maintain treatment.

Media Contact: Keith Wilken, DNR Environmental Specialist, 712-243-1934,