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EPA advises Alexis, Illinois, residents to avoid all water use

An alert on the village's website warns residents to avoid using the water until an investigation is completed.

ALEXIS, Ill. —

Update - 2/19

The "do not consume" order has been lifted by Alexis officials after EPA testing results report that the water is safe again.

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Residents of Alexis were told to not consume tap water following a village order Tuesday, Feb. 15. 

The village posted an emergency message on its website that said no one should drink or cook with water. The village received the guidance from the Environmental Protection Agency. The cause of the issue was currently under investigation as of Tuesday, according to the message.

A supply of bottled water for residents is being put together by the village, which said more information will be posted as soon as possible.

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