- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

LEON, Iowa (AP) - A water main break in Leon in southwest Iowa has drained the city’s two water towers and has city officials asking residents to keep water use to a minimum until the system is back operating.

Water pressure was returning as workers repaired the water main break and began refilling the towers.

Since water pressure was lost and bacteria could enter the system, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has imposed a boil order. It will remain in place until two tests come back testing negative for bacteria.

Officials in the city of just over 1,900 people say the pipe broke late Monday night.

The city says on its Facebook site that water is restored to the Decatur County Hospital so its emergency backup water supply is no longer needed.

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