Boil order lifted for Alton area after water main break

UPDATE – August 28, 2019 – llinois American Water has LIFTED the boil water order issued on Monday in the Alton district.

ALTON, IL – Illinois American Water has issued a boil order for a portion of Alton, Forest Homes-Maple Park in the Alton District.  The boil order was issued after a 12-inch water main break in the 200 block of State Street in Alton.

The break caused a drop in water pressure, causing the issuance of the boil order.

Work crews are on the scene repairing the break.

Residents are urged to boil their water for 5-minute before drinking or cooking.  The water is okay for bathing, washing and other household needs.

Illinois American Water hopes to lift the boil order within 48-hours following water quality testing once repairs are finished.

For updates on the boil order, residents can go to Illinois American Water website.

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