Boil water notice lifted for Otoe County

NEBRASKA CITY – Residents in the Otoe County Rural Water Districts 1 and 2 can drink and use water without boiling it, according to Otoe County Rural Water Operator Ed Rowen.

Rowen gave the “all-clear” at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday.

The boil water notice was issued on Friday after E Coli, an intestinal bacteria, was detected in the water, but the samples that triggered the boil order may have been the result of a sampling error. There was a herd of cattle being moved in the area as the test was being taken. It is possible that airborne particles contaminated only the sample, rather than contaminating the water system.

Rural Water Districts 1 and 2 include an area generally east of Dunbar and south of Nebraska City.

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