New tests show Erie, Ill. drinking water within allowable levels-UPDATED

The Village of Erie has released information regarding high levels of nitrate in the drinking water.

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UPDATE: Village officials tell us the last two samples that have been tested from the village water system have come back within allowable levels.

ERIE, Ill. (KWQC) — The Village of Erie has released information regarding high levels of nitrate in the drinking water. Nitrate in drinking water is a serious health concern for infants and Erie residents are advised not to give water to infants younger than six months. 

Boiling water will not reduce nitrate levels. Adults and children older than six months can drink tap water, but women who are pregnant are advised to refrain from drinking tap water as a precaution.

The Village of Erie will be providing bottled water to those in need, free of charge, for pregnant women and infants under six months.

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