Months after flooding, permanent water line installed in Boyd County

Almost six months after floods left a northeast Nebraska county without water, officials say a permanent water line has been installed and connected. 

The announcement came Friday from the Boyd County Rural Water District #2. 

The collapse of the Spencer Dam following devastating floods in March left much of Boyd County without running water. 

Water officials said while the new line has been installed, the water has not yet been cleared for drinking by the Nebraska Department of Health. Officials advise residents to boil water for at least one minute before using it for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, or food preparation until further notice. 

Officials said the water is currently being chlorinated, which may result in some discoloration as testing continues. 

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