Boil order issued for all of Monmouth

MONMOUTH, Illinois — A boil order was issued for all of Monmouth, Illinois.

A 12-inch water main on the north end of town failed early Monday morning, October 29, according to a statement from the City of Monmouth.  This led to a boil order being issued for the entire city.

Repairs are underway, said the city’s statement.  The boil order will be lifted once testing shows clean results.

Due to the water main issues, meat product producer Smithfield Foods was forced to close Monday and Tuesday.  They planed to reopen on Wednesday, October 31, saying “all employees are expected to return to work at their regular scheduled shifts.”