The City of Cedar Rapids is asking customers within the boundary listed below to consider boiling water used for personal consumption as a precautionary measure. If you are pregnant, nursing, or have infants under 6 months of age USE BOTTLED WATER ONLY.
Affected Addresses are within:
Woodsonia Court NW to the North
Jacolyn Drive NW to the East
Cox Ave NW to the South
Clive Drive NW to the West
A water main break southwest of the Johnson Avenue and Wiley Boulevard NW intersection caused a disruption to normal distribution operation, which has created a potential for bacteria contamination to occur. Although no current laboratory testing has indicated that contamination has occurred we are advising residents in the affected area to follow these steps for added protection.
- Bring water to a boil
- Let it rapidly boil for at least 1 minute
- Allow to cool completely before consuming
- DO NOT USE BOILED WATER IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, NURSING OR PREPARING FORMULA FOR INFANTS – USE ONLY BOTTLED WATER
Crews have been dispatched to the affected area and repairs are expected to be completed soon. Once repairs are complete, pressure will be restored, flushing of the affected area will occur, chlorine levels will be monitored and bacteria samples will be collected for analysis. We anticipate completed results of bacteria analysis by Monday July 2 at 8:00 a.m. at which time this advisory will be either lifted or extended. Please check the website at www.cedar-rapids.org for up to date notifications or call the water department at 319-286-5910.
The water department stresses that this Advisory is PRECAUTIONARY and is limited to the geographical area listed above.
WATER IN ALL OTHER AREAS IS SAFE TO CONSUME