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Alexis lifts emergency water order after safe EPA test results

The emergency "do not consume" order affecting water in Alexis, Illinois, since Tuesday, Feb. 15 was removed after tests said it was safe to drink again.

ALEXIS, Ill. — The emergency water order affecting residents of Alexis, Illinois, has been lifted after several days of testing.

According to Mayor Rick Benson and officials, the village's water was once again safe to drink after about four days under a "do not consume" order.

Officials said this follows test results from the EPA that indicated the water was once again safe to drink.

The incident began earlier in the week when residents noticed a pink tint to their tap water.

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Further information, such as what caused the incident, was still unknown as of Saturday.

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