- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) - An eastern Iowa city has issued a drinking water advisory after a waterline break this week.

The city of Coralville is advising residents who live north of Interstate 80 to boil their water before drinking it or to drink bottled water. A city official says about 9,100 of Coralville’s nearly 21,000 residents live in that area.

Crews were working to repair a water pipeline break shortly after noon on Tuesday, which resulted in low water pressure to homes and businesses in the surrounding area.

Pressure has been restored, but officials are recommending residents to boil their water due to risk of bacterial contamination, which can result from a loss in pressure.

The advisory will continue until lab results confirm the water is safe, which can take up to 48 hours.



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