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Boil order issued for portion of Rockford

Customers should boil their tap water for one full minute prior to drinking or cooking.
A boil order in is effect in Atkinson following a water main break, officials said Thursday.
A boil order in is effect in Atkinson following a water main break, officials said Thursday.(MGN)
Published: Jul. 13, 2020 at 11:35 AM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A boil order has been issued for a portion of northwest Rockford after portions of the system experienced a drop in water pressure due to a large diameter water main break on Monday.

Repairs have been completed, and the system is fully operational. Customers should boil their tap water for one full minute prior to drinking or cooking. Rockford Water is flushing the impacted area and collecting water samples, according to a statement from the city of Rockford.

The highlighted portion of the map provided by the city of Rockford shows where the boil order is in effect for the next 24 hours.

City of Rockford
City of Rockford(City of Rockford)

“We anticipate that the boil order will last for 24 hours and will notify customers once boiling is no longer necessary,” according to the statement.

For questions, contact the city’s Water Quality Section at 779-348-7151.

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