STANHOPE, Iowa (AP) — The Department of Natural Resources has lifted a boil advisory for the small central Iowa city of Stanhope.
The DNR cancelled the advisory Wednesday after two sets of water samples were tested and showed they were clear of bacteria.
The boil advisory was imposed Friday after a water main break in the Hamilton County city of 400 people. Such breaks can cause the water system to lose pressure as repairs are made, allowing bacteria to enter the water.
Residents were urged to boil water for one minute and let it cool before using it to drink, make ice, brush teeth or prepare food.