Seward city officials still warn residents not to drink the water.
City officials hope to be able to lift the restrictions on drinking from the tap by this afternoon.
A crack in a water line drained the two city water towers, prompting officials to issue the warning to residents. Boiling wasn’t even sufficient to make the water safe for consumption.
City officials report a 14-inch water main broke early Sunday evening near Nebraska 15 and Izaak Walton Road, dropping pressure to a point which made city water unsafe to drink.
Running water has been restored to most of the city.
Seward city officials sent 40 samples of city water to the Department of Health and Human Services Monday for testing. More samples were sent Tuesday. If the state clears the water for drinking, city officials will notify residents.