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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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1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.






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