IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Parts of Iowa City are under a boil advisory for the first time in the city's history, as officials determine whether a water main break caused possible contamination of the water supply.
The break occurred late Wednesday, and Iowa City Communications Coordinator Shannon McMahon says the main was repaired by Thursday morning.
The precautionary boil advisory will remain in effect until the water is tested and confirmed to meet regulatory standards. That testing process could take a few days to complete. McMahon tells the Iowa City Press-Citizen (http://icp-c.com/1jRg0gp ) that officials have not found any bacteria or contamination so far.
The advisory affects residents in west Iowa City and University Heights. They've been advised to boil their tap water or use bottled water.
Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/