JASPER, Ind. (AP) — Officials say a southern Indiana city’s tap water is safe again after telling residents for five days to boil it before drinking.
Jasper water manager Ernest Hinkle says results of a second test came back Sunday showing that the water quality had improved enough to lift the boil order.
Officials in the 15,000-person city about 50 miles northeast of Evansville told residents to first run water at their homes for several minutes to clear their pipes.
Hinkle tells WFIE-TV that rising levels of the natural mineral manganese caused the tap water to not have adequate amounts of bacteria-killing chlorine.
The city draws its water from the Patoka River and officials believe changes in its current might have caused the higher manganese levels.