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Iowa American Water EXTENDS precautionary boil advisory for parts of West Davenport and Blue Grass

DAVENPORT, IA (November 13, 2022) – Iowa American Water is extending a precautionary boil water advisory for all customers located in the affected areas of West Davenport and Blue Grass. The advisory went into effect Saturday morning due to two large water main breaks in the same general vicinity. The emergency repairs to the water mains were complete Saturday afternoon.

Iowa American Water issued a boil advisory as a precaution and notified the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) on Saturday. Impacted customers are those on North and South Lincoln Road north to W. Kimberly Road and south to W. River Drive in Davenport and west to the City of Blue Grass.

Initial tests results received late this afternoon confirmed water samples collected Saturday afternoon met all federal and state water quality regulations, however, at the guidance of the IDNR, Iowa American Water will collect and test additional water samples over the next 48 hours as a safeguard for customers prior to lifting the advisory.

Affected customers in West Davenport and Blue Grass will be notified when the precautionary boil advisory is lifted via Iowa American Water’s customer notification system. Impacted customers will receive a phone call, email or text message based on their contact information the company has on file as well as their set preferences.

Customers should continue to bring any water used for consumption to a rolling boil for five (5) minutes before using for drinking or cooking. Water can be used for showering, laundry and other non-consumption uses.

Iowa American Water regrets the inconvenience this emergency repair work and subsequent precautionary boil advisory is causing its impacted customers and thanks them for their cooperation and understanding.

Iowa American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 213,000 people. For more information, visit www.iowaamwater.com and follow Iowa American Water on Twitter and Facebook.


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Lisa Reisen

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