The Oskaloosa Municipal Water Department is happy to announce that the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted effective immediately. Test results from samples that were gathered Tuesday and Wednesday throughout Oskaloosa and Beacon have shown that there was no bacterial contamination of the water supply, and that the water was, and is, safe to drink.
We sincerely and wholeheartedly apologize for the inconveniences and issues this may have caused our customers. The action of issuing the advisory was precautionary to help ensure the integrity of the water system and the health and well-being of our customers.
Steps are currently being taken to reassess operating procedures to help ensure that something of this nature does not happen again.
The Oskaloosa Municipal Water Department would like to take this time to thank all of the local media outlets for helping us get the word out to our customers and to thank those who stood by us and continued to provide support as we worked through this.
Again, we would like to reiterate that the water is safe to drink, that tests have shown that there was no bacterial contamination, and there is no longer a need to boil water before using for human consumption.