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The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has issued a boil order for the city of Lamar due to high turbidity levels, according to a news release.

Turbidity is a measure of suspended particles in drinking water. Above the maximum contaminant level, it indicates the treatment process has broken down and disease causing parasites may be present in the water.

Anyone served by the Lamar water system should boil water vigorously for three minutes prior to cooking or drinking. Dispose of ice cubes and remake them with boiled water. Use clean tap water and one teaspoon of unscented bleach per gallon of water to disinfect dishes.

The city and the DNR will notify residents when the boil order has been lifted.

For more information, see Friday’s edition of The Joplin Globe.

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