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Precautionary water advisory issued in downtown Ironwood


February 22, 2018

IRONWOOD — The city of Ironwood experienced diminished water quality Wednesday because of firefighting operations on East Aurora Street and the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department issued tips to affected city customers.

High velocity water flows from fire hydrants necessary to extinguish the fire resulted in brown or cloudy water conditions due to sediments from cast iron water pipes.

Residents and businesses, including food establishments, were affected.

“Whenever tap water is less than clear in appearance, precautionary measures are recommended,” said WUPHD Environmental Hea...

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