The following public notice was issued by Perry Water Works Superintendent Hank Schmidt at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7:
"Effective immediately, a precautionary boil water notice (PBWN) is in effect for all Perry Water Works customers living on 2nd Street between Warford and Bateman Streets.
"Water service to your residence or business was interrupted or affected due to a water main repair in your neighborhood. Perry Water Works employees have made the water main repairs and have flushed the lines in the area. Although precautions were taken during repairs, residents are advised that there is a possibility of discolored water, air, debris and harmful microbes in the water.
"As a precaution, residents are advised to boil water for one minute at a rolling boil before using the water for drinking or cooking.
"Bacteriological sampling is underway to ensure that the water is again safe to consume. This advisory will be lifted as soon as possible.
"If you experience discolored water, air or debris in the water, you are advised to flush the home’s plumbing by running water from all the faucets for a few minutes until the water clears up. The water should still be boiled before use in drinking or cooking even after it has been flushed.
"If you experience low water pressure, please notify the Perry Water Works at 515-465-2562."