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 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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