VAN WERT - Van Wert residents are urged to boil their drinking water until further notice due to cloudiness in the water which could contain harmful organisms, according to information from the Van Wert Police Department.
The proper way to boil water is to bring it to a boil for at least one minute and let it cool before using. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, food preparation, making ice, washing dishes and brushing teeth.
Symptoms from infected water can include nausea, cramps, diarrhea and headaches. If the symptoms persist, a person should seek medical attention.