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Newton water SAFE to drink

August 26, 2010

Newton officials have just announced that water quality tests confirmed the city's water is safe to drink.

Newton City Manager Todd Clark said tests completed at various locations throughout the city's water system indicated that no contamination exists within the system. As a result, he said there is no need for citizens to continue boiling water before consuming or using it.

"State officials have allowed the city to rescind its 'system pressure advisory,' which means that Newton water customers are no longer advised to boil water for consumption purposes," according to a press release issued by the city of Newton. "Water samples were collected on Wednesday, August 25, and then analyzed according to state requirements. Analysis showed that Newton’s water continues to be one of the highest quality drinking waters produced in the state."

On Wednesday morning, an advisory was issued as a precautionary measure due to a significant drop of pressure in the city’s water system following a water main break alongside U.S. 70 on Tuesday, city officials said. The low pressure prompted the state to require Newton to issue the advisory that encouraged citizens to boil any water before consumption.

"The city of Newton appreciates the patience and cooperation of its citizens and businesses during this unfortunate event," according to a press release issued by the city.

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