Water bottle advisory lifted for Iowa town

WELLMAN, Iowa (AP) — State officials have lifted a bottled water advisory for residents in the southeast Iowa town of Wellman.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Friday that the town’s drinking water is safe to drink. State officials issued the advisory while repairs were made to a broken water line.

A water line burst on Thursday, bypassing the reverse osmosis system that is used to reduce nitrites.

The repairs are still under way, but the city has shifted its water source to other wells that don’t have nitrite issues. Water sampling has confirmed that water from the other wells is safe.

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