Boil order issued for part of Rock Island


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Originally Posted Online: Feb. 13, 2014, 3:40 pm
Last Updated: Feb. 13, 2014, 4:59 pm
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ROCK ISLAND - A boil order has been in place in Rock Island for the area from 7th Avenue south to the Rock River and 11th Street east to the Moline border.

A statement from the city said numerous water main breaks had caused "an unexpected drop in system pressure."

All water used for drinking and cooking should be boiled until further notice, the statement said. Pressure to the system was restored and city crews are continuing to repair multiple water main breaks. The precautionary boil advisory is expected to be lifted in 24 hours. 

The boil order area covers a large part of the Augustana College campus including the Center for Student Life. College staff were making preparations Thursday afternoon to arrange for the delivery of bottled water, ice and juices, according to an email sent to students.

The recent cold weather followed by warmer weather Thursday has provoked large numbers of water main breaks across the Quad Cities.














 



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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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