Bottled Order Lifted For Wellman

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By Richard Pratt

WELLMAN, Iowa -- Residents of Wellman can resume drinking the water there.

Citizens in the rural Washington County community had been advised to drink bottled water since Thursday while repairs were being made on a burst water line. The rupture caused water to bypass the reverse osmosis system used to reduce nitrates in the supply. On Friday, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said repairs were still underway on the line, but the city was drawing from other wells without nitrate issues.

The DNR tested those wells and confirmed the water was safe for consumption.

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