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Boil Order Issued in Vinton

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VINTON, Iowa - Vinton residents are being asked to boil tap water before consumption after officials discovered amounts of E. coli bacteria at a house, Friday.

The boil order will remain in effect until further notice, but officials anticipate resolving the problem within 24 hours. Vinton Mayor John Watson said they will be retesting the water and will notify residents when the boil order is lifted.

According to a news release, bacterial contamination can occur when increased run-off enters the drinking water source, a break in the distribution system or a failure in the water treatment process. Mayor Watson said in this particular case, it was not due to a water main break.