The City of Burlington, Iowa is issuing a “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” after the “city experienced a significant water main break in a transmission line from the treatment plant to town,” according to the city’s website.
“The break caused a portion of the water system to become depressurized,” the notice says. “There is no indication that the water quality has been compromised, however, as a precautionary measure, we encourage people in the City of Burlington to follow this advisory until more information is available.”
The notice says the measure also includes the City of West Burlington, Iowa.
Under the advisory, the city is asking all water supply customers to boil their water before drinking. “Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice.”
The website say the boil water advisory remains in effect until the water department confirms it’s safe. Testing is expected to be completed on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014.
For further information, customers can call the Waterworks Office at (319) 754-6501 during normal business hours or the Treatment Plant at (319) 752-7611.