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 Monday, July 28, the 209th day of 2014. There are 156 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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