Monday, March 22, 2010
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Updated boil order and water use recommendations

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[March 22, 2010]  Boil order continues for Lincoln and other users in the Illinois American Lincoln District. Any tap water must be boiled for five minutes at 212 degrees. Coffee makers will NOT heat water enough to kill bacteria. Use bottled water or cooled boiled water in the machines. After the incident, machines would need to be cleaned, per Logan County Department of Public Health guidance.

Earlier advisory:

Illinois American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for Illinois American Water Lincoln District customers. Any water to be used for drinking or cooking should be boiled for five minutes prior to consumption. Water is OK for bathing, washing and other common uses.

This boil order is being issued in accordance with Illinois EPA regulations. Anytime water pressure drops below 20 pounds per square inch in any part of a community's distribution system, a boil order must be issued as a precaution to protect customers.

The boil water advisory will be in effect until water quality samples confirm that the water remains safe for consumption. Customers will be notified once the boil order is lifted.

For more information, please call Illinois American Water's 24-hour customer service line at 1-800-422-2782.

With any questions or to request assistance, please contact the Logan County Emergency Operations Center at 732-6332 or 732-9491.

[Text from Illinois American Water file and updates received from Terry Storer, Logan County Emergency Management Agency]

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