Andrews shuts well, will flush system

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management collected drinking water samples at the Andrews Water Department on Monday, June 22, in response to the “Do Not Drink” advisory issued by the town on June 19.

All finished drinking water samples being delivered to customers and residents met the safe drinking water standards set by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.

Based on the results, however, Andrews has shut off well No. 1 and will flush the system.

Out of an abundance of caution, notes Ryan Clem, IDEM direoctor of comunications, once the flush is complete, IDEM will take additional samples to ensure the drinking water remains clean and safe.