UPDATE: Ocheyedan Boil Water Advisory Lifted

Date posted - January 21, 2016

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Ocheyedan, Iowa — Customers of the Ocheyedan Water Supply were notified on January 19, 2016, of a potential concern in the drinking water system and were advised to boil their water before using for drinking. We are pleased to report that the bacteria samples were satisfactory (contained no bacteria). It is no longer necessary to boil your water before use. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

You may contact the city at 712/758-3602 with any comments or questions.


Ocheyedan, Iowa — The Ocheyedan Water Supply will be doing work in a small area of the distribution system Tuesday and will have the water off briefly.  Due to the potential for bacterial contamination, when water service is restored is it recommended that the water be boiled before using for drinking or cooking or that an alternative source be used.  This notice applies to customers north of the railroad tracks in Ocheyedan

IT IS RECOMMENDED NOT TO DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST.  Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water.  Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.  The water may be used for bathing and other similar purposes.

For more information, please contact Holly Wilson at City Hall at 712-758-3602.  General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1(800) 426-4791.

The City will complete the work, repressurize the system, flush and collect bacteria samples.  This advisory is a precaution until bacterial sample results are available.  You will be notified when the results are available and the advisory is lifted.

The system is working with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to resolve the situation.

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