Officials Issue Precautionary Boil Advisory for West Side of Iowa City

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By Ellen Kurt

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Those west of Riverside Drive in Iowa City and in the University Heights area are being asked to boil water used for drinking or cooking due to a water main break.

The break happened Wednesday evening on Capitol Street near Lafayette Street. This does not include the University of Iowa, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics or the Veteran's Administration Hospital.

Crews have repaired the water main, but the advisory will remain in place until two sets of bacteria samples are tested and meet all regulatory standards.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says tap water may be used for bathing and other similar purposes.

The boil advisory is anticipated to be in effect until Monday.

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