Rock Island boil order lifted


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Posted Online: Feb. 14, 2014, 3:50 pm
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By Eric Timmons, etimmons@qconline.com
ROCK ISLAND - The boil advisory for Rock Island water customers from 7th Avenue south to the Rock River, from 11th Street east to the Moline border, has been lifted.

City staffers have tested water samples from multiple locations in the affected areas and verified the water is safe for consumption without boiling. The water pressure throughout the system is normal.

The lifting of the boil advisory does not apply to properties that were issued a separate boil order due to a main break in their area, a statement from the city said. Those boil orders remain in effect until notified otherwise.




















 



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  Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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