UPDATE: Ashton Boil Advisory Lifted

Ashton, Iowa — Earlier this week the City of Ashton issued a Boil Advisory for Ashton residents, following a loss of pressure in the system while replacing valves.

That Boil Advisory was lifted by Ashton officials late Friday morning. According to officials, Ashton city water is once again safe to drink, use for making ice, brushing your teeth, and preparing food.

The Boil Advisory was lifted because water samples have indicated the water is, once again, safe to drink.


Original story posted 12:00 pm, 10-11-17

A boil advisory has been issued for the City of Ashton Wednesday morning following pressure loss while replacing isolation valves.

As a precaution, residents should boil water used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth or preparing food. Boiling kills any bacteria and other organisms that may be in the water. Tap water may be used for bathing and similar purposes. The boil advisory will be lifted once water samples indicate the water is safe to drink.

Residents should bring water to a boil for one minute and let cool, or use bottled water. For more information on guidelines to reduce risk of infection, call the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-4791.