City of Ironwood Water Quality Returns to Normal

February 23, 2018: Water quality has returned to normal in Ironwood after thorough flushing of discolored water from the water mains. The city collected water samples for testing to provide assurance to their water customers. Satisfactory bacteriological testing results indicate that the water is safe for drinking.

Continue to flush water lines if necessary until clear water is obtained. Basic recovery includes flushing pipes, faucets and drinking fountains for at least five minutes unless otherwise directed by the city water department.

Before serving or using the water to drink or prepare foods, Food Service Establishment operators must follow the instructions in the “Emergency Action Plans for Retail Food Establishments” guide on pages 28 and 29. Food establishment operators must also flush, clean, and sanitize all food equipment attached to waterlines (post-mix beverage machine, pop, coffee or tea urns, ice machines, glass washers, dishwashers) as directed by the manufacturer.


If you have questions or concerns regarding water quality, contact the City or Ironwood at (906) 932-5050 or Tanya Rule, WUPHD Environmental Health Director, at (906) 482-7382.

Emergency Action Plans for Retail Food Establishments