SYRACUSE, Neb. — Friday afternoon the City of Syracuse said the boil water notice was lifted and the water was safe to consume.
The city issued the boil advisory Monday morning after a water main broke and drained the water tower.
Water samples were sent daily to the state for testing and the city needed to have to consecutive negative tests.
The city said it appreciated people's patience this week.
The concern was harmful microbes were present in the water that could cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches and may especially pose health risks for infants, the elderly and those with severely compromised immune systems.
People in Syracuse were told to bring water to a boil and let cool before using. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and preparing food until further notice.
If you experience any of these symptoms, see a doctor.