Water returns to Rock Falls


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Posted Online: Feb. 14, 2014, 9:32 am
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ROCK FALLS, Ill. (AP) Water service is being restored to the northern Illinois city of Rock Falls.

City police say in a statement Friday that water service will return to the community of 9,000 residents around 8:30 a.m.

Rock Falls had to shut off the water Thursday afternoon because of what authorities said was a 'sanitation infrastructure failure.'

Crews worked to remove raw sewage after a pump stopped working at the city's sewage facility.

A boil order will remain in effect until Sunday morning.

The community set up an emergency operations center at Rock Falls City Hall to distribute water to residents. While the water was cut off, the city asked residents not to flush toilets and even those with private wells were asked not to use their water.














 




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  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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