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Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory for Limited Set of Customers in SE Quadrant

Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory for Limited Set of Customers in SE Quadrant

April 6, 2022

The City of Cedar Rapids is asking customers at the addresses listed below to consider boiling water used for personal consumption as a precautionary measure. If you are pregnant, nursing, or have infants under 6 months of age, USE BOTTLED WATER ONLY.

Affected Addresses are: 
1602 12th Avenue SE
1603 12th Avenue SE
1606 12th Avenue SE
1607 12th Avenue SE
1613 12th Avenue SE
1615 12th Avenue SE
1212 16th Street SE 

A water main break on 12th Avenue SE near 17th Street has caused a disruption to normal distribution operation, which has created a potential for bacteria contamination to occur. We are advising residents at only the listed addresses to follow these steps for added protection.

  • Bring water to a boil
  • Let it rapidly boil for at least 1 minute
  • Allow to cool completely before consuming
  • DO NOT USE BOILED WATER IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, NURSING OR PREPARING FORMULA FOR INFANTS – USE ONLY BOTTLED WATER

Crews have been dispatched to the affected area, and repairs are expected to be completed soon. Once repairs are complete, pressure will be restored, flushing of the affected area will occur, chlorine levels will be monitored, and bacteria samples will be collected for analysis. We anticipate completed results of bacteria analysis by Friday, April 8, at 12 p.m. noon, at which time this advisory will be either lifted or extended. Please check the website at CityofCR.com for up-to-date notifications, or call the Cedar Rapids Water Department at 319-286-5910.

The water department stresses that this Advisory is PRECAUTIONARY and is limited to the addresses listed above.

WATER IN ALL OTHER AREAS IS SAFE TO CONSUME

Date distributed: April 6, 2022

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