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Officials ask for public's cooperation with conserving and boiling water in Glenwood

  • 4/4/2019 8:10:00 AM
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GLENWOOD, Iowa – Residents of Glenwood are strongly encouraged by city officials and the DNR to continue to conserve water and only use it for necessities after boiling.

Water continues to be transported in from Shenandoah and Red Oak, but the trucks are having a difficult time keeping up with the amount of water being used. Officials are urging residents to conserve the water and use only when necessary to ensure the process of getting a more permanent system in place happens as quickly as possible.

The treatment plant and one well were successfully put back online yesterday and testing is being conducted on those today. The water both within the well and the treatment plant must first be verified safe to drink. Then, the entire distribution system must be flushed to replace all existing water with newly produced water. Sampling must be conducted throughout the distribution system to verify the water is safe to drink after it is confirmed that water has turned over within the distribution system. This process will take some time.

Officials commend the residents of Glenwood for being extremely patient and cooperative throughout this flooding event and are encouraged to continue to do so until the system is back to normal.