HAMBURG – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is directing residents of Hamburg not to use an emergency well as source of drinking water.
A “do not use” advisory is in place in Hamburg advising residents to only use the water to flush toilets. They are to avoid all other uses of the water.
DNR staff assisted the city over the weekend in sampling an emergency test well that was recently drilled with hopes of getting and emergency well finished later this week.
The emergency well is intended to provide water pressure until the Hamburg water treatment plant can be repaired from flood damage.
DNR: “At this time, the quality of the water from that emergency well is unknown. Therefore, residents are urged to avoid use under the “do not use” advisory.”