Boil Order Issued for Tama Now Lifted

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By Liz Blood

TAMA, Iowa - Residents of Tama can now drink their tap water. Officials issued a boil order on Saturday but, it was lifted on Monday.

The city issued a boil order Saturday because the city has experienced multiple water main breaks.

A boil order is required whenever a water main breaks because increased run-off enters the drinking water source. Along with the loss of pressure, bacterial contamination can occur.

Officials say tap water shouldn't be used for cooking or drinking until the breaks can be repaired, unless the water has been boiled.

The city staff is working to repair the breaks and anticipates resolving the problem within 48 hours.

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