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 Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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