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Boil Water Advisory issued for Dubuque neighborhood

The City of Dubuque has issued a Boil Water Advisory (NOT a Boil Order) for about 30 customers...
The City of Dubuque has issued a Boil Water Advisory (NOT a Boil Order) for about 30 customers Friday morning due to a water main break.(MGN)
Published: Jan. 28, 2022 at 9:56 AM CST
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DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) - The City of Dubuque Water Department has issued a Boil Water Advisory for about 30 customers due to a water main break.

City officials said the water main break happened in an Edith Street neighborhood between Burden Street and Sheridan Road. It caused a loss of pressure in the water distribution system.

The city said about 30 residential water customers are impacted by the advisory.

The City of Dubuque Water Department has issued a Boil Water Advisory for about 30 customers...
The City of Dubuque Water Department has issued a Boil Water Advisory for about 30 customers due to a water main break.(City of Dubuque)

City officials said the advisory is NOT a boil order, which only occur when contamination is confirmed through a test result.

The Water Department listed the following recommendations:

  • Do not drink tap water without boiling it first. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.
  • Until the advisory is lifted, boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, and food preparation.
  • Bring water to a boil, let boil for one minute, and let it cool before drinking/using.
  • Unboiled tap water may be used for bathing and other non-drinking purposes.

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