Water Issues in North Iowa

FERTILE, IA – A north Iowa Mayor is urging residents to boil their water after a well they use stops working.

Fertile Mayor Joyce Russell says crews have been working to repaint the town’s water tower and that forced them to drain all the water. She says the town has been using a well system but that broke Friday morning.

Russell says all residents will need to boil their water for drinking and other uses. She adds that free water bottles will be available for residents at city hall.

Russell adds she isn’t sure how long this could take.



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