IDA GROVE, Iowa (KCAU) — UPDATE (9/14/2023 at (9:28 a.m.): The City of Ida Grove announced Thursday morning that the boil advisory has been lifted.

The City said that the boil advisory was issued due to an outage that occurred during an ongoing migration from their old water system to a new water system. The issue caused a loss of pressure.

The City said Thursday morning that water samples have come back and have passed all requirements.

The City also said that during situations such as these, residents can sign up for email notifications in order to stay up to date. Registration can be found here.


PREVIOUS: A boil advisory has been issued for Ida Gove.

The City of Ida Grove announced on Facebook Tuesday morning that the city will be under a boil advisory effective immediately.

During a boil advisory, water should be boiled first. Water should be brought to a rolling boil, left for a minute, and then cooled.

Bottled water can also be used as a substitute.

The boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and food preparation.

Other steps to take during a boil advisory can be found below.

  • Throwing away items made with tap water during the day the boil advisory was issued. Such items include uncooked food or beverages or ice cubes.
  • Keeping boiled water in the refrigerator for drinking.
  • Not swallowing water while showering or bathing
  • providing bets with boiled water after cooling.
  • Do not use home filtering devices in place of boiled or bottled water.
  • Using only boiled water to treat injuries.