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 Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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