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.