Johnson Utilities warns customers of nitrate issues

Posted at 3:00 PM, Jun 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-28 21:17:50-04

Johnson Utilities is warning customers about high nitrate levels in the water again. 

According to Johnson Utilities, water sample results received on June 27 showed nitrate levels of 11 mg/l, which is above the nitrate standard of 10 mg/l. The company had issues with nitrate levels on October 27, 2016 and November 21, 2016 as well. 

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The water company is warning residents to avoid giving water to infants: 

“Infants below the age of six months who drink water containing nitrate in excess of the MCL could become seriously ill and, if untreated, may die. Symptoms include shortness of breath and blue baby syndrome. Blue baby syndrome is indicated by blueness of the skin. Symptoms in infants can develop rapidly, with health deteriorating over a period of days. If symptoms occur, seek medical attention immediately."

Adults and children older than six months can drink tap water. If you are pregnant, you should consult your doctor.

Do not boil the water, Johnson Utilities anticipates having the problem resolved by June 30. 

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