Bottled water advisory issued for Churdan

Staff report

CHURDAN — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the city of Churdan have issued a bottled water advisory following loss of water pressure shortly after noon Monday.

According to the DNR, the pressure loss occurred as a valve started leaking as the city tried to hook up with Xenia water. The city lost pressure for about a half hour.

The bottled water advisory will remain in effect until two sets of water samples show the  water is safe for drinking.

Bottled water is recommended because of the high level of nitrites in the Churdan water supply.

Boiling concentrates nitrites in the water, which could cause the water to be unsafe 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.

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