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Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory Lifted for All Customers in NE Quadrant Previously Affected

Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory Lifted for All Customers in NE Quadrant Previously Affected

July 24, 2022

The City of Cedar Rapids is lifting the precautionary water advisory for all customers in the NE Quadrant previously affected. Final testing confirmed water is safe for personal consumption. 

Affected Addresses included:  

2902 Circle Dr NE
2907 Circle Dr NE
2911 Circle Dr NE
2915 Circle Dr NE
2921 Circle Dr NE
2929 Circle Dr NE
2946 Circle Dr NE
2949 Circle Dr NE
2952 Circle Dr NE
2957 Circle Dr NE
2962 Circle Dr NE
2963 Circle Dr NE
3000 Circle Dr NE
3001 Circle Dr NE
3009 Circle Dr NE
3012 Circle Dr NE
3015 Circle Dr NE
3020 Circle Dr NE
3021 Circle Dr NE
3028 Circle Dr NE
3029 Circle Dr NE
3034 Circle Dr NE
3037 Circle Dr NE
3045 Circle Dr NE
3046 Circle Dr NE
3048 Circle Dr NE
3051 Circle Dr NE
3056 Circle Dr NE 

2923 Sierra Dr NE

2033 Sharwood Dr NE
2041 Sharwood Dr NE
2049 Sharwood Dr NE
2051 Sharwood Dr NE

2925 Circle Hill Dr NE
2939 Circle Hill Dr NE
2949 Circle Hill Dr NE
2950 Circle Hill Dr NE
2959 Circle Hill Dr NE
2960 Circle Hill Dr NE
2964 Circle Hill Dr NE
2965 Circle Hill Dr NE
3008 Circle Hill Dr NE
3009 Circle Hill Dr NE
3014 Circle Hill Dr NE
3015 Circle Hill Dr NE
3020 Circle Hill Dr NE
3021 Circle Hill Dr NE
3030 Circle Hill Dr NE
3031 Circle Hill Dr NE
3040 Circle Hill Dr NE
3041 Circle Hill Dr NE

Results of sampling conducted revealed all testing parameters are within normal limits and confirmed that the water is safe for consumption.

The City of Cedar Rapids is no longer advising residents within this area boil their water before using it for cooking or consumption. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank our customers for their patience.

Additional information is available online at www.CityofCR.com or by contacting Customer Service at 319-286-5900 during normal business hours (7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday).

Affected Residents are Reminded to Flush Internal Plumbing 

Any time water service is impacted by a brief outage, it is always a good idea to flush internal plumbing in a home or business. There may be air in the line, or a cloudiness in the water associated with increased turbidity. These symptoms are expected, and we are working to confirm the water is safe to drink. 

Steps to clear the water: 

  • Run cold water after an outage through a faucet that does not have an aerator screen. Bathtubs and hose bibs are good candidates. 
  • Open faucets slowly to allow the air to escape. Air will make a spurting or hissing sound as it escapes through the faucet. 
  • Once the water is flowing, allow the faucet to run for up to five minutes to ensure the service line is thoroughly flushed. The first water may be cloudy due to air in the water or particles that dislodge as the pipes fill with water. The cloudiness should clear fairly quickly. 
  • It may take up to 48 hours for the turbidity to settle down once the system is restored to normal configuration. Continue to run cold water through a faucet daily until these symptoms go away. 

If kitchen or bathroom faucets do not perform normally following a water outage, it may be necessary to remove the aerator screen. Typically, the aerator can simply be unscrewed from the faucet. Inspect the screen for small particles and rinse away any you find. Reinstall the aerator and test performance of the faucet again. If you experience difficulties, such as low pressure throughout the house following a water outage, call Utilities Water Division at 319-286-5900 for assistance during regular business hours. 

WATER IN ALL AREAS IS SAFE TO CONSUME 

Date distributed: July 24, 2022 

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