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Boil Advisory Issued to Maysville in Scott County

  • 4/27/2016 10:55:00 AM
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MAYESVILLE – The city of Mayesville in Scott County has issued a boil advisory after the city lost pressure following maintenance on the water supply system.

The city lost pressure about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, creating the potential for bacteria to enter the distribution system as water pressure is restored.

While the city is expecting to make repairs Wednesday afternoon, they are asking the 220 residents to use bottled water or boil their drinking water until testing shows the water is safe to drink.

Residents should let water boil for one minute, then cool it before using. They should use boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

Tap water can be used for bathing and similar purposes.

The city or DNR will notify residents when water is safe to drink and the advisory is lifted.

For more information, call the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-4791 for general guidelines on ways to reduce risks of infection.