City of Aberdeen announces a precautionary boil water advisory

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release)

The City of Aberdeen announces a precautionary boil water advisory to customers served water by the Aberdeen Public Works Department.
Because of a water main break on a large diameter water pipeline, a boil water advisory has been issued. The location of the break has been identified and work is underway to make repairs.
If you experienced low or no water pressure, it is recommended you follow the guidelines outlined below. It is recommended that customers boil all water used for food preparation, teeth brushing, ice making, and drinking until further notice. Customers are advised to bring the water to a rolling boil for at least one (1) minute, which is sufficient to ensure the water is safe for consumption. After boiling, remember to let the water cool before use. Ice which has been made within the past five hours should not be consumed or used for drinking. The water may be used for bathing and washing without boiling. If you experience cloudy or discolored water at your tap, turn on your cold water faucet and run the water until the color improves.
The City of Aberdeen, SD Public Works Department and Aberdeen Water Works are monitoring the water system and will lift or revise this advisory as necessary. The advisory is a precautionary measure and will be lifted after water service and quality are fully restored and water quality tests verify the safety of the water supply. This process may take up to three days.
For more information, residents should call the City of Aberdeen Public Works office at 605-626-7010 or 605-626-7011 or visit the City’s Website at:
Follow this link for more information from the CDC on what a boil advisory entails:…/drink…/boil-water-advisory.html….