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Tim Hynds, Sioux City Journal file

ASHTON, Iowa | Residents in Ashton are being asked to boil water or use bottled water until at least Saturday.

The water boil advisory started late Thursday, after workers replacing water valves cut into a city water main, Ashton Maintenance Director Andy Gacke said.

Residents should boil water used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth or preparing food. Tap water may be used for bathing and other similar purposes. The advisory will be lifted once water samples show that the water is safe to drink.

Gacke said water samples have been taken Friday, and results will be back by Saturday afternoon. He said the results will determine if the boil advisory will be lifted or extended.

Ashton is a town of 458 people in Osceola County.

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