Muncie boil order lifted

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MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) — A boil order for the city of Muncie has been lifted.

The boil advisory was lifted around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Delaware County officials said the water was deemed safe after closely monitoring and testing the water for the last 24 hours. A statement from Delaware County said that consumers can now go back to regular water usage.

Residents had been asked to boil water for approximately three minutes before drinking or cooking with it. Tap water is safe to use for washing and bathing, a statement from Delaware County emergency management said.

The original boil order was issued after routine maintenance found issues with valves causing increased turbidity levels beyond the EPA limit, according to Indiana American Water, which services the Muncie area.

The company said increased turbidity has no health effects but can can interfere with disinfection and increase the presence of viruses and parasites that may cause nausea, cramps, diarrhea or headaches.

“The problem has already been corrected and Indiana American Water is in the process of collecting and analyzing samples to ensure the safety of your drinking water,” the emergency management department said in a statement.

Students at Ball State University were sent an alert shortly before midnight.

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