Winona issues drinking water warning in certain area because of possible contamination

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(Associated Press)

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) — The Winona Water Department issued a boil water advisory for part of the city because of possible contamination because of a loss of pressure in an area along Hwy. 43.
Affected homes are along Janet Marie Lane, Debi Lei Drive, Diane Loreli Lane, Bluebird Court, Bluffview Drive, Lohse Drive and west of 530 West Burns Valley Road, according to the department.
Those who live on those streets should not drink, brush teeth, make ice or cook with tap water without boiling it first or use a safe alternative such as bottled water. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in water.
Bring water to a rolling boil for one minute and let it cool before drinking, the department advised.
The potential contamination is the result of a loss of pressure from two water main breaks.
The water department is disinfecting, flushing the mains, and taking bacteria samples to make sure water is safe to drink.
Officials, who will let people know when water is safe again, expect to resolve the issue within four days or less.

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