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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Water plant valve issue caused some SL water turbidity


Late  Monday night, an automatic valve at the water treatment plant failed, causing more lime than normal to back up in the system overnight. That resulted in water that appeared slightly milky or cloudy compared to normal at homes located closest to the water treatment plant.

  The issue was corrected immediately Tuesday morning, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources was promptly notified. Hydrants in the area were flushed until the water returned to normal.

  Lime is used in the water softening and purification process, and is not harmful.

  If residents notice any remaining cloudiness in their tap water, running the cold water tap for a short time should eliminate the condition. 

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